What bad news for Juan Martin Del Potro. The Argentinian tennis ace, beset by injuries, has lost much of his fortune. It’s his late father’s fault.
Heavy setback for Juan Martin Del Potro. The Argentine tennis star, winner of the 2009 US Open, was robbed of most of his fortune by his own father.
The Argentine TV station “América TV” reports that Del Potro’s father Daniel, who died in 2021, is to blame for the disappearance of a good 30 million dollars. The 33-year-old hard court specialist entrusted him with his finances and accounts for years, believing that he could trust his father blindly.
Del Potro Sr., who studied veterinary medicine, is said to have invested millions in soy plantations. However, since the investment did not go as planned, the tennis pro’s father pumped more and more money into the system. “There shouldn’t have been more than $3 million left in Del Potro’s account,” said America TV host Karina Mazzocco. “It’s still a lot of money, but Juan thought that his earnings as a professional were over.”
“Delpo”, as the 1.98 meter giant is known by tennis fans worldwide, is currently working feverishly on his comeback. Persistent knee problems have put the former number three in the ATP world rankings out of action since 2019.