After having undergone his third right knee surgery, Juan Martin Del Potro is looking forward to his comeback in 2021. Meanwhile, the 32-years-old Argentine lost his father recently.
Daniel del Potro, the father of 2009 US Open champion, is a veterinarian by profession. The 63-years-old was not in good shape since he had undergone heart surgery in mid-December.
Father Daniel is not much famous, but he travelled along with his son Del Potro in the early ages to compete at the national tournaments around Argentina.
“You Are Our True And Only Champion”, says Juan Martin Del Potro
However, the two-time Olympic medalist paid an emotional tribute to his late father through a social post.
“You left us here heartbroken, but we know you are resting in peace as you deserve. You have now joined your other angel, and I ask them to please watch over us and guide from heaven to Mom, my sister and me,” the former World No.3 wrote.
Juan’s mother, Patricia Lucas, is a teacher and younger sister named Julieta. He also had an elder sister, who died in a car accident at the age of eight-years-old.
“You are our true and only champion. Thank you for educating me with values, honesty, sacrifice and for having done the impossible so that I could fulfil the dream of playing tennis,” the 22 ATP singles title winner added.
“There is no cup that reaches for your greatest achievement that was to have formed and protected this family. I don’t know how I’ll do to live without your presence, but I sure apply everything you taught me never to lower my arms. I love you, Pa!!!”, Son Del Potro concluded.
We hope that Del Potro will return soon and prolong his professional career for many more years.