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Del Potro was ahead of Messi in the fight for the title of Sportsman of the year in Argentina

Дель Потро опередил Месси в борьбе за звание Спортсмена года в Аргентине

Tennis player Juan Martin del Potro was named the best athlete of Argentina by the end of 2016.

The journalists who participated in the vote, appreciated the efforts of Juan Martin in the past year. Recall, the Argentine one and a half years healed a wrist injury and, according to his confession, sometimes he didn’t believe in something that can return to tennis.

However, he returned, and even how! Typing the form in the first half of the season, the winner of the US Open 2009 first pyatisetovy in a bitter fight lost to Andy Murray in the final of the Olympic games, and in late years became the main Creator of the first in the history of his country’s victory in the Davis Cup.

Note that in voting del Potro has bypassed the main sports star of Argentina of Barcelona striker Lionel Messi.

This award, the player received not for the first time in 2009, after the triumph at the US Open he was also voted sportsman of the year. In addition, this year Juan Martin received a special award from ATP “comeback of the year”.

I should add that del Potro himself does not exclude the fact that can skip the first year, a Grand slam tournament in order to get in shape and spend a good next season.