The win over Roger Federer in the Indian Wells final for Juan Martin del Potro had a special meaningful. Not only for the importance of winning his first Masters 1000 title in a thrilling way, but also because he had a special reason to do it.
After the match, del Potro wrote five letters on the camera: 'Cesar', his dog who died last month.
On Instagram, the world No. 6 had paid a great tribute: 'I will miss you a lot, faithful mate. You were next to me for almost ten years, you waited for me with happiness after every trip, you made an entire family happy and today you go resting in peace leaving your mark in my heart. Goodbye, Cesar.'
How cute is this.— Luigi Gatto (@LuisGatTWI) 18 marzo 2018
Delpo dedicates his win to Cesar, his dog who died last month pic.twitter.com/krc8RqgTw0