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Del Potro, the ‘Thor’ of tennis, breaks down crying on his last serve as a professional

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At the age of 20, he won a final of the United States Open against the then almighty Roger Federer. He also has a real hammer in his right arm that has earned him the nickname of Thor on more than one occasion. We talk about the Argentine Juan Martin del Potro Unfortunately, after more than two years of physical ordeals, he is almost certainly forced to permanently retire from professional tennis.

Del Potro, suffering from knee problems and operated on four times for this ailment, wanted to recover just enough to be able to say goodbye at home, Argentina, and with a bit of luck also play in Brazil. But, for now, everything indicates that it will only be in his land. He did it playing in the Argentine Open against Delbonis. The game was the least of it since he lost convincingly, but Juan Martín was able to say goodbye on the clay of his country. Of course, when the time came for the last kick of him, the player from Tandil could not hold back his tears.

“Perhaps today is one of those days that I never wanted to come, but they are those days that I will remember for the rest of my life. I still haven’t found a place in my life where I am happier than inside a court. That’s why I wanted to play,” Del Potro said after the game.

Now it will be necessary to see if Juan Martín forces his knee and his body more and is present in Rio de Janeirobut yesterday, when they asked him about it, he burst into tears again because he sees it as very difficult: “I had planned to go, but I think… As I said, I gave everything until the last point. Today I want to sleep without pain in my leg after I’ve been two years and that’s what I’m going to try to achieve starting tomorrow. It’s very difficult to do this sport with the discomfort I have. Today I feel like I have my whole life ahead of me and I want to live in peace”.


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