Our best tennis player, Juan Martin del Potro just won the 1st medal for Argentina in the London Olympics!
Last Friday semifinals marathon match versus #1 tennis player Roger Federer where their last set score was 19-17 left Juan Martin Del Potro out of the finals. It was a heartbreak for Delpo missing an opportunity to win gold for Argentina.
But today was a different story.
He played very strong and steady match versus another great player Novak Djocovic from Serbia. Final score : 7-5 , 6-4
His winning makes history not only because of the 1st medal for Argentina in London but also because he is the 1st medal winner for the single man tennis in the Olympic games. Argentina won a Silver medal in single ladies tennis in 1988 when Gabriela Sabatini lost the final against Steffi Graf.
This makes me so proud of Argentina first because we won a medal in London and also because I am a tennis player myself !! So I follow Delpo in any match I can! I got very emotional when he won the US Open in 2009 during another magic match versus Roger Federer.
Congratulations to Juan Martin Del Potro! Enjoy this historic moment for yourself and all of us proud Argentines! We hope to see you again soon at the US Open and cheer for you one more time:)
And ff you ever come to Los Angeles I will be happy to hit some balls with you at Toluca Lake tennis club 🙂