Juan Martin del Potro Pays Tribute to Manchester City Legend Sergio Aguero After His Sad Announcement

Published 12/15/2021, 9:12 AM EST


Argentine tennis player Juan Martin del Potro has been missing from the Tour for ages. He has been on the sidelines due to a knee injury. The Argentinian has unfortunately had an injury plagued career but, he has shown on numerous occasions that he’s capable of going toe-to-toe with the biggest names in the sport. 

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Recently, Argentinian soccer player Sergio Aguero announced his retirement from the sport due to a heart condition. On hearing the news, del Potro took to social media and congratulated the Manchester City legend on a remarkable career and in the next stage of his life. 

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Juan Martin del Potro has been missing for a while 

The 33-year-old stated, “In this new stage of your life, here I wait for you friend to continue sharing beautiful moments. Thank you for your career and your joy forever.” Sadly, the football player suffered from heart complications a few months ago. It is a sad way for any athlete to leave the game in this manner.

(Quotes have been translated using Google Translate)

Aguero had a distinguished career for Manchester City and the Argentinian national team. He scored 41 goals for the Argentinian side and will go down as one of the best strikers ever from the country. With City, he won the Premier League five-times and will forever be remembered as a legend by the Cityzens. Soccer fans of all clubs will sorely miss seeing Kun on a soccer pitch and remember his iconic, “AGUERROOOOOO” moment. 

Juan Martin last competed regularly during the 2019 season before which he registered one of his best seasons. During the 2018 season, he reached the semifinal of the French Open and followed that by reaching the quarterfinal at the Wimbledon Championships. 

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He then reached the final of the US Open for the first time since when he won it in 2009 against Roger Federer. However, he went down to Novak Djokovic during the US Open 2018 final. 

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 14: Silver medalist Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina waves during the medal ceremony for the men’s singles on Day 9 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Tennis Centre on August 14, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

A few weeks ago, Juan was training on the clay courts, giving an indication that he could feature during the clay season in 2022. All eyes will be on him when he steps on the courts once again.

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Rohan Kollare

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Rohan Kollare is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. Rohan has studied Sports Management and has a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering Tennis and Formula One.

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