Juan Martin Del Potro (AKA “Delpo” and the “Tower of Tandil”) has been one of the few tennis players in recent years to challenge the big three of Djokovic, Nadal, and Federer and although injury issues have dogged his career, he still has a very impressive record including winning the US Open in 2009, where he became the first tennis player to beat Nadal and Federer in the same grand slam event.
At the Olympics, he won a silver medal in singles at the 2016 Rio Olympics and a bronze medal in singles at the 2012 London Olympics.
He also helped Argentina to win the Davis Cup in 2016 when they beat Croatia in the final.
Is Juan Martin Del Potro Retired?
In the 1st round in the Argentina Open, in an emotional match, he lost to his compatriot Federico Delbonis 6-1 6-3.
He was not fit to play in Rio so his 1st round loss in Buenos Aires could very well be his last match on tour.
|Highest ATP Ranking||3 (13 August 2018)|
|Birth Date||23rd September 1988|
|Year turned Pro||2005|
|ATP Career Titles||22|
|Grand Slams||1 (2009 US Open)|
|Masters 1000 Titles||1 (2018 Indian Wells)|
|Tennis Racket||Wilson Hyper Pro Staff 6.1 95|
|Forehand Grip||Eastern Forehand Grip|
|Backhand||Two Handed Backhand|
|Official Instagram Account||Instagram Account|
Ranking History (Year End)
His highest year end ranking in singles was 5 (2018, 2013, and 2009), while his highest year end ranking in doubles was 118 (2009).
Grand Slam Record
His best year in terms of his performance at the Grand Slams was definitely 2009 as he reached the quarter-finals of the Australian Open, the semi-finals at the French Open, and won the US Open title beating Roger Federer in the final.
He would reach the final of the US Open again nearly 10 years later in 2018 but this time he lost to Novak Djokovic in three sets.
Australian Open Record
He twice made it to the Quater Finals at the Australian Open (2009 and 2012) but in more recent years he has struggled to be injury-free for the Australian Open as he has only competed once in the last five years.
French Open Record
His best performances at the French Open came in 2009 (lost to Federer) and 2018 (lost to Nadal, where he made it to the French Open Semifinals. In both matches, he lost to the eventual champion of the tournament.
Record at the Wimbledon Championships
He had sporadic success at the Wimbledon Championships with his best performances coming in 2013 (Semi-Finals) and 2018 (Quarter Finals).
|2020||Tournament not Held|
US Open Record
His best grand slam performances have come at Flushing Meadows in New York as he has made it to the Quarter Finals or better at the US Open on six separate occasions.
His biggest career achievement to date was also at the US Open where he beat Roger Federer in five sets in the 2009 US Open singles final.
|2005||Qualifying Round 1|
What is Del Potro’s Net Worth?
According to CelebrityNetWorth.com, he has a net worth in the region of $20 Million.
Is Del Potro Married?
No, he is not currently married.
How tall is Juan Martin Del Potro?
He is 1.98m tall (6ft 6in).
When was Juan Martin Del Potro’s first Grand Slam Victory?
His first grand slam victory came at the 2009 US Open where he beat Roger Federer in 5 sets in the final 3–6, 7–6, 4–6, 7–6, 6–2. Roger was going for his sixth US Open title in a row and was leading by 2 sets to 1 but he played a phenomenal last 2 sets to win the title.
Has Del Potro ever been ranked number 1?
No, He has never been ranked in the ATP as the world number 1 tennis player. His highest ranking came in 2018 when he was ranked third in the world.
When did he first turn pro?
He first turned pro in 2005. in 2005 he played on the ITF tour and it wasn’t until 2006, that he had his first ATP match at an ATP 250 event in Viña del Mar (Chile), where he defeated Albert Portas in the first round (6-2, 6-2), before losing to Fernando González in the second round (3-6, 6-7).
What Tennis Racket did he use?
He used a customized version of the Wilson Hyper Pro Staff 6.1 95. Over the years his racket has been painted to look like other rackets in Wilson’s range including the Burn 95 and the Pro Staff 97 CV.
How many Grand Slams did he win?
He has won one grand slam (the 2009 US Open Final). He beat Roger Federer in the final 3–6, 7–6, 4–6, 7–6, 6–2. He also beat Rafael Nadal in the semi-finals, becoming the first player to beat Federer and Nadal in the same grand slam.
Did he ever win the Davis Cup with Argentina?
Yes, he helped Argentina to win the 2016 David cup beating Croatia 3-2 in the final held in Zagreb in Croatia. Del Potro won both his singles matches including a win against Cilic in the final where he came back from 2 sets down to win in 5 sets.
Did he ever win the Year-end championship finals?
He never won the Year-end championship finals. His best performance was in 2009 when he lost to Nikolay Davydenko in the final (3-6, 4-6)
Did he win a gold medal in singles at an Olympics?
No, however, he did win a silver medal in singles at the 2016 Rio Olympics and a bronze medal in singles at the 2012 London Olympics.
Does he have any siblings?
Yes, he has a younger sister called Julieta. He also had an older sister but she died in a car accident when she was only 8 years old.
Does he have any kids?
No, he does not currently have any kids.