Juan Martin del Potro splits with girlfriend Jimena Baron, admits to personal life issues

by Ajit Singh Khanna | Posted on Wednesday, February 21st, 2018 | 0

Juan Martin del Potro made a successful comeback to tennis, winning his first-round match 6-2 6-4 against France’s Jeremy Chardy at the ATP 250 event Delray Beach on Tuesday.

This was the Argentine’s first match since January’s Australian Open, where he lost to Tomas Berdych of Czech Republic in the third round.

And now, del Potro has opened up as to why he took an extended break following the season-opening Grand Slam Down Under.

The 29-year-old admitted to ‘personal issues’ as he reportedly parted ways with his girlfriend, actress-singer Jimena Baron, according to bolamarela.pt.

“For this tournament, I have honestly not had the best preparations due to personal issues,” he was quoted as saying. “Still, I certainly will be better here than in Australia.”

However, del Potro, a former US Open champion, is happy with the way how things have gone despite a series of injuries that have bothered him over the years.

“I’m happy to still play tennis, after all the problems. I never thought to return to the top 10 after all the surgeries. It’s great to be in this elite list but I still have things to improve,” he said.

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