Former world No. 3 Juan Martin del Potro reveals he went to a private during the 2009 US Open and there was a bunch of Hollywood celebrities. In 2009, del Potro captured his maiden Grand Slam title after beating Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer in back-to-back matches.
One of the people that attended the party was NBA superstar LeBron James, According to del Potro, James badly wanted to take a picture with him. "Justin Timberlake called me after dinner and I went to a private party.
All of Hollywood, singers, famous people and, suddenly, the most important was me. LeBron James asked the guards for permission to take a photo with me," del Potro said, per Gonzalo Ferreyra.
Del Potro wants to be able to do normal activities
After suffering a major knee injury at the 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 a proper goodbye to tennis as he didn't want to retire by announcing it in 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 to go cycling with my son? Or play tennis if he feels like it one day? I would like to be an active father," del Potro told Star + LA, as revealed on We Love Tennis, Andy Murray made a comeback to tennis after undergoing two major hip surgeries.
Del Potro isn't closing the door on a potential comeback but chances of seeing that aren't high. "I do not close the door to a miracle like that of Murray," del Potro added.