Biography of Juan Martin Del Potro
Juan Martin Del Potro is an Argentine tennis player, also known as Delpo. At the moment, he is the 4th best player in the world, according to the ATP rankings. He is the winner of a number of ATP titles and 2-time medalist of Olympic Games.
Juan Martin Del Potro was born on September 23, 1988, in Tandil, Argentina. He started to play tennis at the age of 7. In 2002, he won the Orange Bowl and by 2005, he was already #3 in the combined junior world rankings.
At 15, Del Potro won his first senior match at the ITF Circuit event in Buenos Aires. At 16, he reached his first senior singles final at the Futures tournament in Mexico. The same year, the athlete won two Future ITF Circuit events in Santiago and the ITF Circuit event in Buenos Aires. At 17, Del Potro won the Montevideo Challenger. In 2006, he won Open Castilla y Leon Challenger tournament.
Career Breakthrough and Future Progress
In 2008, Juan Martin Del Potro won his first ATP tour title at the Mercedes Cup in Stuttgart and continued the season by winning Austrian Open, Countrywide Classic, Legg Mason Tennis Classic. He was at the final at AIG Japan Open Tennis Championship, semifinals at Davidoff Swiss Indoors and Ordina Open, quarterfinals at US Open and Madrid Masters. He finished the year as the youngest player in the top 10, top-ranked Argentine and highest-ranked South American.
In 2009, Del Potro claimed his first Grand Slam title at the US Open after beating Rafael Nadal in the semifinal and Roger Federer in the final, becoming the first player to defeat both Nadal and Federer in the same Grand Slam tournament. He also won Heineken Open, Legg Mason Tennis Classic and was at finals at Masters 1000 in Montreal and ATP World Tour Finals, semifinals at French Open and Sony Ericsson Open, quarterfinals at BNP Paribas Open, Italian Open and Paris Masters.
In 2011, the tennis player won Delray Beach International Tennis Championships and Estoril Open. He reached the final at Erste Bank Open, semifinals at BNP Paribas Open, SAP Open, Valencia Open 500, Regions Morgan Keegan Championships and the Cellular South Cup.
In 2012, Del Potro won Open 13 in Marseille, Estoril Open, Erste Bank Open and Swiss Indoors as well as was a bronze medalist of the Olympic Games. He reached the final at ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament, semifinal at Madrid Masters, quarterfinals at Apia International Sydney, Australian Open, BNP Paribas Open, French Open and US Open.
In 2013, the Argentine tennis player won Rotterdam Open, Citi Open, Japan Open and Swiss Indoors. He was at the finals at Indian Wells and Shanghai Rolex Masters, semifinals at Wimbledon, Western & Southern Open, Dubai Open, quarterfinal at 2013 Aegon Championships.
In 2014, he won Apia International Sydney and was a quarterfinalist at Rotterdam Open. In 2015, he reached the quarterfinals at Apia International Sydney. In 2016, Juan Martin Del Potro won Stockholm Open and became a silver medalist of the Olympic Games. He also reached semifinals at Delray Beach Open and MercedesCup, quarterfinals at BMW Open, US Open and Swiss Indoors.
In 2017, Del Potro defended his Stockholm Open title and was a finalist at Swiss Indoors. Moreover, he reached semifinals at Delray Beach Open, US Open and Shanghai Masters, quarterfinals at Italian Open and Paris Masters.
In 2018, the athlete was the winner of BNP Paribas Open, the first Masters 1000 tournament in his career, as well as Acapulco Open. He reached semifinals at Miami Open and French Open, quarterfinal at Wimbledon.