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Juan Martin Del Potro profile translated from La Nación (Argentina)
For you Del Potro fans, and perhaps for others, I've translated a profile piece on Del Potro (click here.) It's from yesterday's Sunday magazine from the Argentinian 'paper of record.' There's a lot there: interesting anecdotes, how he chose tennis over football, a bit of Davis Cup controversy, and (are you reading this Kieran?) why he's a Springsteen fan. I hope you check it out.
12-Aug-2013 08:32 PM
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RE: Juan Martin Del Potro profile translated from La Nación (Argentina)
This makes me like Delpo all the more. Thanks Moxie!
12-Aug-2013 08:51 PM
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RE: Juan Martin Del Potro profile translated from La Nación (Argentina)
Thanks for reading, RB! It's a charming and quirky piece, but insightful, too, I thought.
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12-Aug-2013 09:23 PM
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RE: Juan Martin Del Potro profile translated from La Nación (Argentina)
Excellent read. Seems good natured and down to earth, although maybe a bit old for the teddy bear.
12-Aug-2013 09:32 PM
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RE: Juan Martin Del Potro profile translated from La Nación (Argentina)
I've read it so many times, I think that was the author's takeaway...though he can be well-spoken and focused on his career, there's definitely a small boy not far from the surface.
12-Aug-2013 09:58 PM
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RE: Juan Martin Del Potro profile translated from La Nación (Argentina)
Moxie, thank you for taking the time to find such a cool article, and to translate it for us.
12-Aug-2013 10:11 PM
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RE: Juan Martin Del Potro profile translated from La Nación (Argentina)
good read. I have always liked del potro.

great athlete given his high center of gravity.

and he has class as far as I can see.

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RE: Juan Martin Del Potro profile translated from La Nación (Argentina)
Thanks Moxie
I have always been a fan of Del Potro the 'gentle giant' he is often called.
A really personal insight
I loved it...
13-Aug-2013 03:30 AM
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RE: Juan Martin Del Potro profile translated from La Nación (Argentina)
(13-Aug-2013 03:30 AM)fashionista Wrote:  Thanks Moxie
I have always been a fan of Del Potro the 'gentle giant' he is often called.
A really personal insight
I loved it...

I agree, Fashionista. I also think of him as a gentle giant -- until he hits a 90+ mph forehand. Then he doesn't look so gentle anymore.

Great read, Moxie. Thanks. I've always liked him, but this has made me like him even more. (Although it will be a long time before I get the vision of him dressed as Pluto out of my head ...)
13-Aug-2013 06:09 AM
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RE: Juan Martin Del Potro profile translated from La Nación (Argentina)
A great read Moxie, thanks for translating it. He comes across as such a humble person, no artifice.
I have always liked him.. the Gentle Giant
13-Aug-2013 12:47 PM
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