‘Today is a full stop!’ An emotional Juan Martin Del Potro BACK UP MY OUT at home in Buenos Aires »FirstSportz

Juan Martin Del Potro
Juan Martin Del Potro

In one of the most emotional matches in recent tennis history, former US Open champion, Juan Martin Del Potro likely to play the final match of his illustrious career. The Argentinian has struggled with his knee for the past 3 years and in the end he decided that he would have to ‘live with the pain’ and therefore decided to play a farewell match on the pitch home.

The Argentinian lost his opening match at the Argentine Open to compatriot Argentina, Federico Delbonis in straight sets 1-6.3-6. Del Potro was clearly emotional during the match and broke down during the last match.

Del Potro, who has one of the greatest headers in tennis history, is currently scheduled to compete at the Rio Open next week but has said he will make a decision after speaking with his team. because the pain in my knee is too much to bear. He even hung his headband from the net after the game, suggesting that he may have played the last game of his career.

‘If today were my last match, I would be happy’: Del Potro

Juan Martin del Potro
Juan Martin del Potro

After the match, Del Potro couldn’t hold back his tears because he might never step on the tennis court again. He said that the hardest thing in sport was gaining people’s love and support, which he did. He added that even if it were his last game today, he would die happy and want to live the rest of his life painlessly.

“The hardest thing to achieve is not the title or the ranking position, but the love and support of the people. I think I have achieved it. Today is a full stop. Now I just want to live in peace and be able to sleep without feeling pain in my legs. If today is my last match, I will be very happy. ” said the Argentinian.

He also said that he was happy to have played a farewell match and not parted during a press conference. “I’m calm because I played my last match on the tennis court and not in a press conference“I said.

This is the last game of my life, I’m happy to play it in front of the audience. I gave everything until the very end, but it is very difficult to play with these pains. I want to live in peace, I have my whole life ahead of me. ”

Also read: Watch: Juan Martin del Potro shares beautiful moment with ball boy at Argentina Open

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