Argentine tennis star Juan Martin del Potro is one of the most underrated tennis players in the world. He stunned many when he clinched the 2009 US Open title, defeating Roger Federer in the final.
Del Potro underwent knee surgery in June 2019, which sidelined him from the ATP Tour for more than a year. He suffered an injury during the Queens’ Club event in London, which damaged his kneecap.
He has not played on the Tour since and aims to return at the 2021 ATP Cup.
The 32-year-old’s net worth is around $13 million. He has accumulated a total career prize-money of around $25,889,586 from singles and doubles events.
Naturally, his single highest-earning event came in 2009 when he clinched the US Open. He staked his claim at the $4.7 million on offer there.
In 2017, Del Potro won $3.5million after winning 37 out of his 47 matches.
With regard to on-court achievements, his 2009 US Open win is the cherry on top of the cake. Along with this, he has helped Argentina win the Davis Cup in 2016. He also clinched the Silver medal at the Rio Olympics 2016.
After suffering an injury in 2017, the ‘Tower of Tandil’ made a splendid come back to the tour. His come back saw him reaching a career-high ranking of No.3 in the ATP Rankings in August 2018.
The injury-prone del Potro also has 22 ATP titles to his name. He has won four ATP titles in a year, thrice in his career. His maiden win came in 2008 in Stuttgart. Interestingly, he has never won a title on grass courts.
His last big achievement before the latest injury was an appearance at the 2018 US Open final.
The Argentine has been sponsored by brands like Wilson, Nike, Luxilon, Peugeot, Rolex, and others. Peugeot is actually one of his most recent associates, having penned a deal in late 2017.
Del Potro has played numerous exhibition matches for charity. He played in the Madrid Open Charity Night, held an open practice session in his native place for charity, and a charity match at the China Open.
|Height||6 ft 6 in|
|Marital Status||Not Married|
|Endorsement||Wilson, Nike, Rolex, Luxilon, Peugeot|
|Birthdate||September 23rd, 1988|
|No. Of titles won||22|
|Records/Achievements||US Open 2009 champion, 2018 BNP Paribas Open champion, 2016 Olympic Silver Medal, the first player to defeat Nadal and Federer at a Grand Slam, second Argentine and the fifth-youngest man to win the US Open in the Open Era, the only player outside the Big Four to win a Grand Slam title between the 2005 French Open and the 2013 US Open|