World No. 4 Juan Martin del Potro is an animal lover as he has his farm in Argentina. The 30-year-old has just returned to tennis after overcoming yet another surgery. The Argentinian isn't ready to call it a career but he knows what he will do once he steps away from the game.
Del Potro's father is a veterinarian, while his mother teaches literature. "Right now, I have a little bit of a farm with different animals. I don't like to talk about that, but everyone knows in Argentina how I like to work with the animals and with the farm.
It is something different to the other players, but I like to be on the farm. I know that that's going to be my life after tennis," del Potro exclusively told ESPN. Del Potro's great 2018 campaign came to an end on an unfortunate way as he fractured his kneecap at the Rolex Shanghai Masters in October.
The 30-year-old was hoping to recover in time for the Nitto ATP Finals but unfortunately that wasn't the case. Del Potro, a former world No. 3, returned to action at this week's Delray Beach Open. 2011 Delray Beach champion del Potro made a winning start to his campaign as he handed a straight-set defeat to Japanese Yoshihito Nishioka in the tournament's first round. Del Potro plays next last week's New York Open champion Reilly Opelka.