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juan martin del potro headshot6'6" (1.98m) tennis star Juan martin Del Potro weighs only 180 lbs. (83kg). I'm sure that keeps him faster on the court where he is always burning up calories. But I don't care about his tennis, I care about how staying that lean makes your cheekbones look great! He turned pro in 2005 and by 2010 was the fourth highest ranked player on the globe.

According to Wikipedia "Del Potro achieved a top 10 ranking by the Association of Tennis Professionals for the first time on October 6, 2008. In January 2009, he reached a career-high ranking of World No. 4. Having started playing tennis at the age of seven, del Potro won his first senior match in 2004 at the age of 5. In 2008, he became the first player in ATP history to win his first four career titles in as many tournaments. He also completed the second longest winning streak in 2008, and the second longest by a teenager in the Open Era, behind Rafael Nadal with his winning sequence spanning 23 matches over five tournaments. Del Potro captured his maiden Grand Slam title at the 2009 US Open defeating Roger Federer in the final, and Nadal in the semifinal, becoming the first and only man ever  to beat both Federer and Nadal in the same Grand Slam. He became the second Argentine and the fifth youngest man to win the US Open title in the Open Era.

Juan Mart´┐Żn del Potro was born in Tandil, Argentina. His father, Daniel del Potro, played semi-professional rugby union in Argentina and is a veterinarian.  His mother, Patricia, is a teacher and he has a younger sister named Julieta. Del Potro speaks Spanish and knows some Italian and English. Aside from tennis, he enjoys playing football and supports the Boca Juniors team in Argentina and Juventus in Italy. He would often dedicate time to both sports during his childhood, and Argentinian-Italian international footballer Mauro Camoranesi remains a close friend of del Potro. Del Potro began playing tennis at the age of seven with coach Marcelo Gomez (who also coached Tandil-born players Juan Monaco, Mariano Zabaleta and Maximo Gonzalez).

Del Potro's talent was discovered by Italian ex-tennis professional Ugo Colombini, who accompanied him through the initial phases of his young career, and is still today his agent and close friend. When questioned about his ambitions in tennis he replied, "I dream of winning a Grand Slam and the Davis Cup."


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