Del Potro salutes Federer as he retires: ‘You made tennis a unique sport’

After Roger Federer, one of the greatest tennis players in history, retired, his Argentinian counterpart Juan Martín del Potro dedicated a post on social media to him with some heartfelt words, stressing that he made the sport “a unique sport”. .

In this sense, on his Instagram account, Delpo said: “Thank you for teaching us by your example on and off the field. I am grateful to have shared your career and to have been able to play so many games together.”

The Argentine and the Swiss have the distinction of playing the only US Open final won by Del Potro in 2009, the year Roger not only made it five straight titles in New York but remembers that match as the most influential. he. “hurt” in the process.

Likewise, he was one of the first professionals to highlight the Argentine’s potential on the court, branding him as a unified personality at the very time when Federer was at his best.

The truth is that Roger was always close to the man from Tandil when he suffered the injuries that complicated his budding career, so much so that he even fixed Roland Biedert, one of his doctors in Switzerland, to recover from the broken bone. patella in 2020, but did not thrive.

“Thank you. Thank you for testing us all, raising the bar in every tournament we play, for everything you’ve given to our sport and how warm you’ve always been to me, and so much more,” he said. and ended: “I’m sad, it’s news I didn’t want to hear, but I wish you a great life with Mirka and your children,” closed “La Torre de Tandil”.

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