Juan Martín del Potro: Olympics, Playing Style & Wife

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Juan Martín del Potro is a professional tennis player who hails from Argentina. Actually, he is one of the best male tennis players.

Defeating Rafael Nadal and five-time reigning champion Roger Federer in the final of the 2009 US Open is del Potro’s greatest accomplishment.

Moreover, between the 2005 Australian Open and 2014 Australian Open, Juan was the first guy outside of the Big Four to win a major.

Juan Martin Del Potro career, height, stat, relationship
Juan Martin Del Potro During The U.S Open Tournament

Furthermore,  Juan is also the second Argentine to win the US Open in the Open Era and the fifth-youngest male.

Moreover, Juan won the Men’s singles bronze medal at the 2012 London Olympics, the silver medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics and the 2018 US Open final are other career milestones.

Quick Facts

Full Name Juan Martín del Potro Lucas
Birth Date 23 September 1988
Birth Place Argentina
Residence Tandil, Argentina
Nickname Martin 
Religion Not Known
Nationality Argentinian 
Ethnicity White
Training Not Known
Horoscope Cancer
Father’s Name Not Known
Mother’s Name Not Known
Siblings None
Age 35 years old
Height  1.98 m (6’6″)
Weight Unknown 
Shoe Size 10 (US)
Dress Size Not Known
Build Athletic
Eye color Black and Brown 
Hair Color Blond
Hairstyle Normal
Profession Tennis Player
Playing style Unknown 
Active years  (Senior Career) 2005 – present
Highest Ranking (Singles) No. 3
Current Position  No. 764
Association Unknown
Sexual Orientation Straight
Marital Status Unmarried 
Husband Name  unknown 
Children None 
Net Worth $5 Million
Salary $1,000,000,
Endorsements Adidas, Nike 
Social Media Not Known
Merch Book
Last Update May, 2024

 

Juan Martin Porto Career Overview

Juan Carlos del Potro plays tennis professionally since his childhood. Furthermore, 15-year-old Juan Martin del Potro lost in the second round against Matias Niemiz.

Nevertheless, lvaro Loyola of Chile beat him five months later in Antofagasta; however, Juan won two Future ITF Circuit tournaments in Santiago, Chile.

Meanwhile, later on, Porto began racing professionally in Costa Rica in 2005 when he reached the finals of the Italy F17 race.

Moreover, in 2016, Jaun was the youngest player to finish in the top 200 on the World Tour rankings list.

On his 17th birthday, Juan Martin defeated Boris Paanski in three sets in the Montevideo Challenger final. 

Nonetheless, Juan Martin del Porto’s initial effort to qualify for his first Grand Slam, the US Open; however, Juan failed as he lost to Paraguayan Ramón Delgado in the first round.

Notably, del Potro rose more world rankings in 2005 was 157. However, n the year-end top 200, he ranked 22nd, making him the youngest player in the field.

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Juan Martin Del Porto

For the 2006 French Open, Juan Carlos del Potro was seeded eighth. Likewise, Juan Carlos Ferrero, the eventual champion, beat Juan in the first round.

However, a  year ago, Del Potro reached the ATP quarterfinals in Umag, Croatia, but fell to Stanislas Wawrinka in three sets.

Likewise, after overcoming players like Dick Norman and Thiago Alves, he defeated Sergio Roitman in the Club Campestre de Aguascalientes Cup final.

Juan Martin Del Porto Career
Juan Martin del Porto after winning the Australian Open

Juan is qualified for his first US Open in 2006 when he lost to Colombian Alejandro Falla in four sets.

In fact, he went on to qualify for his first ATP Masters Series tournament in Spain, the Mutua Madrilea Madrid Open, in 2007.

For the 2006 French Open, Juan Carlos del Potro was seeded eighth.

Evidently, Juan Carlos Ferrero, the eventual champion, beat him in the first round. Nonetheless, Del Potro reached the ATP quarterfinals in Umag, Croatia, but fell to Stanislas Wawrinka in three sets a year ago.

Furthermore, after overcoming players like Dick Norman and Thiago Alves. In the end, he defeated Sergio Roitman in the final of the Club Campestre de Aguascalientes Cup.

Juan Martin del Potro ATP Career

Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina has had a rough year on the ATP Tour in 2013. Moreover, due to injury, Junan had to withdraw from his first three matches.

Likewise, he defeated Gasquet in straight sets to win his first career title at the Mercedes Cup in Stuttgart.

Earlier the year, Juan reached the semifinals of the Ordina Open, where David Ferrer defeated him in the quarterfinals.

At Wimbledon in July, he lost to Stanislas Wawrinka in his second grand slam semifinal of his career.

On the ATP Tour, Argentina’s Juan Martin del Potro has endured a tough year. Injury caused the Argentine to withdraw from three of his first four games.

Furthermore, Juan defeated Gasquet in straight sets to win his first career title at the Mercedes Cup in Stuttgart.

Moreover, it was also in June that he made it to the semifinals of the Ordina Open, where he lost to David Ferrer in the quarterfinals.

In July, he lost to Stanislas Wawrinka in the Wimbledon semifinals, his second career grand slam semifinal.

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Juan Martin Del Potro Winning Records

Martin won the Heineken Open in Auckland. Meanwhile, the result of his victory over Sam Querrey in the Australian Open final.

Furthermore, del Potro achieved a career-high world ranking of No 5. His next match was against Roger Federer, who was ahead by two sets at that point in the tournament.

Likewise, Juan has beaten Michal Llodra, Tomas Berdych, Tommy Robredo, and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the French Open final.

Moreover, next, he defeated Rafael Nadal in the BNP Paribas Open quarterfinals before falling to Andy Murray in the semifinals.

Juan Martin Del Potro Injuries

Injuries to Juan Martin del Potro’s wrist have kept him out of action for the last nine months.

Moreover, as a result of a wrist injury, Juan was forced to withdraw from the Australian Open in 2010.

Further, DeLorean he n missed many events as a result of the injury, including Indian Wells and Miami. At the Thailand Open on August 2, he confirmed his return to the circuit.

During the Paris Masters, the Spaniard is set to defend his US Open crown.

Juan Martin del Potro’s Playing Style 

Among the top three tennis players in the world, Juan Martin del Potro is ranked third after Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.

Nonetheless, Juan’s strong forehand is his major weapon, as is a double-handed backhand that is quite potent.

In fact, he defends his wrist; Del Potro has altered his playing strategy to improve his performance.

His slicing shot has improved since his comeback in 2016, as has his serve.

The Wilson Hyper Prostaff 6.1 Mid-plus Stretch was Del Potro’s first racquet. However, it’s one he’s continued to use under new paint jobs over the course of his professional career.

In addition,  Del Potro is a superstitious person, and he switched back to the Wilson K-Factor 6.1 95 paint job in 2010 after suffering a wrist injury.

Evidently, at the 2009 US Open, his lone Grand Slam championship was won with the same set of racquets that he had used in 2009. 2012 was the second year in a row. 

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FAQs

Did del Potro win Wimbledon?

No, Juan del Porto has not won Wimbledon. However, he has won Grand Slam by defeating the tennis Legends Rafael Nadal and Roger Freder.

What is Juan Martin del Potro doing now?

Currently, he is headed for the Tokyo Olympics. Moreover, this year, his country is waiting to see some winning shots from Juan Martin Del Potro.

Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah is an engineer and content writer passionate about sports and athletics. With a background in engineering and a love for all things active, Sanjib brings a unique perspective to the world of sports writing. Whether he is covering the latest trends in sports technology or sharing tips on improving your game, Sanjib's words are always rooted in a deep appreciation for players' hard work and dedication everywhere. In his free time, you can find him hitting the courts or hitting the trails, always looking for new ways to challenge himself and improve his skills.

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