Juan Martin Del Potro Bio, News and Gossip

  • Juan Martin Del Potro Biography: Full name is Juan Martin del Potro...Nicknames are Enano, Palito and Delpo...Began playing at age seven with coach Marcelo Gomez...Comes from same hometown (Tandil) as ATP pros Mariano Zabaleta, Juan Monaco, Diego Junquiera and Maximo Gonzalez...Father, Daniel, played semi-pro rugby in Argentina, and works as a veterinarian, and mother, Patricia, is a teacher...Has one younger sister, Julieta...Childhood idol was Pete Sampras and admires Marat Safin...Speaks Spanish and some Italian and English...Big supporter of Boca Juniors soccer team in Argentina and Juventus in Italy. Favorite surface is hard courts...Captured Orange Bowl 14s title in 2002 and played his last junior tournament at Roland Garros in 2005, losing to Murray in QF...Also runner-up at back-to-back junior tournaments in Mexico and Costa Rica...Says if he wasn’t a tennis player, he would look to pursue a career in architecture...Has a 6-2 Davis Cup singles record in five ties...After winning his first ATP title in Stuttgart in July 2008, gave his CLK Mercedes-Benz to his sister, Julieta....Fitness trainer is Martiniano Orazi (since February 2010) and coached by former ATP pro Franco Davin (since March 2008).

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