VIDEO: Juan Martin del Potro pauses practice to oblige autograph request

by Ajit Singh Khanna | Posted on Thursday, August 2nd, 2018 | 0

I you have ever wondered why Juan Martin del Potro is much loved by his fans, you will know why.

During a training session ahead of his first-round match against United States’ Marcos Giron Los Cabos, the Argentine star paused for a while on getting an autograph request from a supporter.

He duly obliged, picking up the marker from the ground and signing on a tennis ball. But hey, he forgot to throw it back to the fan… before realizing what he had to.

Del Potro went on to register a 7-5 6-3 win over Giron on Thursday. He served 10 aces, dropped just as many points on first serve, and broke his opponent twice on his way to winning in one hour and 35 minutes.

The former US Open champion will take on Egor Gerasimov of Belarus in the second round on Friday.

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