03 May - 18:11

Del Potro out of Estoril Open due to the passing of his grandfather

Juan Martin Del Potro has withdrawn from Millennium Estoril Open this Wednesday after he received the sad news of the passing of his grandfather in Argentin

The fifth seed was scheduled to face American Ryan Harrison this Thursday and was seen in the practice courts earlier in the day but the unexpected and heart breaking news prompt the Argentinian player to inform tournament director João Zilhão of his withdrawl.

“I received the news of the passing of my grandfather andneed to be with my family to support them through this difficult time. Thank You Estoril, we’ll see each other again soon!” – such was the message the former US Open Champion

We at Millennium Estoril Open fully support Juan Martin Del Potro and are deeply saddened for his loss.

Be strong “Delpo”!