Juan Martin del Potro: The Gentle Giant


SKU: 9781937559922 Category: Tag:
Publisher: New Chapter Press
Product ID: 250180


This book tells the story of one of Argentina’s greatest tennis players, the most important of his generation. After winning the 2009 U.S. Open, defeating Roger Federer in a glorious five-set final, del Potro was poised to threaten to take over the tennis world. However, wrist problems developed and del Potro endured three surgeries over 15 months. One of the world’s most popular players, del Potro’s fan base grew with his comeback to tennis where he won his second Olympic medal in Rio in 2016 where he lost to Andy Murray, but won the hearts of millions around the world. He followed up by leading Argentina to victory in the Davis Cup. Described as the “Gentle Giant,” del Potro has the sensitivity to comfort a ball girl who was hit by a ball, to stop in the middle of the game to gaze at a butterfly and to accompany a young fan in the last days of his life. However, when he grips the racket, he becomes one of the most destructive ever striker of a tennis ball.

ISBN: 9781937559922
Publisher: New Chapter Press
Pub Date: 02/2020
Format: Paperback
Weight: 0.85lbs
Size: 8.40h x 5.40w x 0.70d

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Weight 0.85 lbs
Dimensions 8.40 × 5.40 × 0.70 in