Juan Martin Del Potro Bio

  • Full name is Juan Martin del Potro
  • Nicknames are "Delpo", "la Torre de Tandil" or "the Tower"
  • Began playing at age seven with coach Marcelo Gomez
  • Comes from same hometown (Tandil) as ATP pros Mariano Zabaleta, Juan Monaco, Diego Junquiera and Maximo Gonzalez
  • Father, Daniel, played semi-pro rugby in Argentina, and works as a veterinarian, and mother, Patricia, is a teacher
  • Has one younger sister, Julieta
  • Childhood idol was Pete Sampras
  • Speaks Spanish, English and some Italian
  • Supporter of Boca Juniors football team in Argentina and Juventus in Italy
  • Favourite surface is hard courts
  • Says if he wasn't a tennis player, would pursue a career in architecture
  • After winning his first title in Stuttgart in July 2008, gave his CLK Mercedes-Benz to his sister, Julieta
  • Named Comeback Player of the Year in 2011 after rising from a low of No. 485 to finish the season World No. 11
  • On 3 January 2013, was honoured with a special mural in his hometown of Tandil, Argentina, commemorating his bronze medal performance at the London 2012 Olympics
  • Fitness trainer is Martiniano Orazi.
Biographical information from ATP. Unless noted otherwise all data as of year-end 2013.

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