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Juan Martín del Potro

Juan Martin del Potro
Personal information
NameJuan Martín Del Potro
CountryArgentina
ResidenceTandil, Argentina
Height1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)
Turned pro2005
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Career prize money$7,620,835
Singles
Career record183 85 (68.28%)
Career titles9
Highest rankingNo. 4 (January 11, 2010)
Current rankingNo. 13 (September 19, 2011)
Grand Slam results
Australian OpenQF (2009)
French OpenSF (2009)
Wimbledon4R (2011)
US OpenW (2009)
Major tournaments
Tour FinalsF (2009)
Doubles
Career record24 22
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 105 (May 25, 2009)
Current rankingNo. 327 (August 1, 2011)
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open1R (2006, 2007)
Wimbledon1R (2007, 2008)

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Juan Martín del Potro (-esˈxwan marˈtin del ˈpotɾo) (born 23 September 1988) is an Argentine professional tennis player. Del Potro achieved a top-10 ranking by the Association of Tennis Professionals for the first time on October 6, 2008. In January 2010, he reached a career-high ranking of world no. 4. Soon after attaining this ranking, however, del Potro had to withdraw from most of the tournaments in 2010 due to wrist injury, and his ranking plummeted.

Having started playing tennis at the age of seven, del Potro won his first senior match in 2004 at the age of 15. In 2008, he became the first player in ATP history to win his first four career titles in as many tournaments. He also completed the second-longest winning streak in 2008, and the second longest by a teenager in the Open Era, behind Rafael Nadal-with his winning sequence spanning 23 matches over five tournaments. Del Potro captured his first Grand Slam title at the 2009 US Open, defeating Nadal in the semifinal, and Roger Federer in the final, becoming the first to beat both Federer and Nadal in the same Grand Slam tournament (later achieved by Novak Djokovic at the 2011 US Open). He became the second Argentine and the fifth-youngest man to win the US Open title in the Open Era.


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