Former world number 3 Juan Martin del Potro reveals he went to a private during the 2009 US Open and there were a bunch of Hollywood celebrities. In 2009, del Potro won his first Grand Slam title after beating Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer in back-to-back matches.
One of the people who attended the party was NBA superstar LeBron James. According to del Potro, James really wanted to take a picture with him. “Justin Timberlake called me after dinner and I went to a private party.
All of Hollywood, the singers, the celebrities, and most importantly, it was me. LeBron James asked the guards for permission to take a picture with me,” del Potro said, according to Gonzalo Ferreyra.
Del Potro wants to be able to do normal activities
After suffering a serious knee injury at Queen’s Club in 2019, del Potro underwent four surgeries to repair the damage.
Del Potro played his first tournament in two and a half years at last month’s ATP event in Buenos Aires. Del Potro returned to play just one event so he could say goodbye to tennis as he didn’t want to retire announcing it at a press conference.
“I felt it was time to say that I will not play anymore, to end this suffering and this nightmare that I have been living since the day I had surgery. I have to take care of my leg. How not ride a bike with my son? Or play tennis if he wants to one day? I would love to be an active dad,” del Potro told Star+LA, as revealed by We Love Tennis, Andy Murray returned to tennis after undergoing two major hip surgeries.
Del Potro isn’t closing the door on a potential comeback, but the chances of seeing him aren’t high. “I’m not closing the door on a miracle like Murray’s,” added del Potro.