Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro admitted the experience from the 2009 US Open was "unique" as he will never forget beating Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer to win his maiden Grand Slam title. Del Potro beat Nadal in the 2009 US Open semifinal, before beating Federer to lift his first Grand Slam crowd.
"The last two days of the US Open, against Nadal and Federer, were unique. What I experienced in Davis Cup was a dream. And personally, the Rio Games were very nice," del Potro said, according to Sportskeeda. "There is the podium...
[it] can [help] overcome everything because they make me feel it."
Del Potro loves to stay low-key
"I always liked a low profile, speaking little, speaking on the pitch and communicating what is fair and necessary.
That is why going out to say everything I had saved is not easy," del Potro said. "I feel relieved and transparent as I always was. "I worked three months to play in Buenos Aires. Perhaps what frustrates me is the pain in my leg.
I would like it to be less to face everything differently. But it is what I have to do." Del Potro revealed he will likely retire after playing Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro. "I keep hoping that someone will light up to change the course of the leg but it will be with another approach, without so much pressure and without so much tennis ahead," del Potro said.
"I decided to play because it was the tournament in Buenos Aires and possibly I was not going to be able to do it another time." Del Potro plays Federico Delbonis in the Buenos Aires first round on Tuesday. "Beyond the anguish and sadness, I want Tuesday to be an unforgettable day," del Potro said.
"Having the tournament in Buenos Aires close at this moment of my knee made me feel like it was now or never again."