Born: 23.09.1988 | Tandil, Argentina
Height: 6' 6" (1.98 m)
Weight: 214 lbs. (97 kg)
Plays: Right-handed, Two-handed backhand
Turned Pro: 2005
Delpo’s biggest achievement was winning the 2009 US Open, defeating Rafael Nadal in the semifinal and Roger Federer in the final. He was the first to defeat both Federer and Nadal during a major and was the only man outside the Big Four to win a major between the 2005 French Open and the 2013 US Open, a span of 35 tournaments. He is also the second Argentine and the fifth-youngest man to win the US Open in the Open Era. Other career highlights include winning the Masters 1000 at Indian Wells, the bronze medal in men's singles at the London Olympics in 2012 and the silver medal at the Rio Olympics in 2016. Delpo also led the Argentina Davis Cup team to their first ever win in 2016.
In 2010, he reached his career-high ranking of world No. 4, after which del Potro had to withdraw from most of the tournaments in 2010 due to a wrist injury. He returned in 2011 and was back to world No.4 and won the ATP Comeback Player of the Year but had to withdraw from competition due to another wrist injury. He returned to the ATP World Tour on 2016, after a long injury-induced absence, and once again won the ATP Comeback Player of the year, becoming the first ever to win the award twice. He gave one of the strongest performances of his career in the 2016 Summer Olympics by defeating both Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal in route to a match in the finals with Andy Murray where he fell short.
Del Potro plays his game around his strong, flat forehand. Considered amongst some as the best forehand in tennis, most his winners come from it. He also tends to rise to the occasion while representing his country. A fan favorite and loved amongst his peers, Del Potro crowds always make him feel at home.