Juan Martin del Potro was invited by UNICEF to visit al Hogar Marquez – an institution that works directly with orphaned children and teenagers.
The home works on a comprehensive support model that allows young people to cope with the responsibilities of early adulthood and teaches them how to look after themselves.
“It’s a great job they do there, I thank the whole team of people for the time we spent there,” said Del Potro after spending two hours with boys from the home.
The ‘Tower of Tandil’ said that he spoke with each of young people at the home to find out about their goals and dreams, in between rounds of Yerba Mate and ping-pong.
Alongside the recent visit, Del Potro has been busy supporting UNICEF by recording a sport for Un Sol para los Chicos – a TV program created to raise funds for UNICEF.
The Wimbledon semi-finalist will return to training next week after recovering from a minor knee sprain after he slipped in his third round match at Wimbledon (this pain prevented him from advancing from the semi-finals).
The world no.7 will reappear in the ATP Washington tournament on the 29th July and continue the North American tour in Montreal, Cincinnati and the US Open.
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