Saturday, November 2, 2013

Juan Martin del Potro robbed while signing an autograph

2013-10-26 juan martin del potro

Juan Martin del Potro didn't have a real great Saturday.

A day removed from losing to Roger Federer in the quarterfinals of the Paris Masters, the Argentinian was robbed of his passport, money, and other belongings as he traveled by train from Paris to London. The theft occurred while del Potro stopped to sign an autograph.

"I was finishing the check-in and was asked for an autograph," del Potro said in a statement. "I turned around to sign it and within 20 seconds, it was stolen."

That it the 2009 U.S. Open champion was referring to was a rosary blessed by Pope Francis when del Potro visited Rome earlier this year. Del Potro said he carries the rosary everywhere and called it his most prized possession.

The 25-year-old is taking the theft in stride, though. "It's over, I'm safe, so it's nice," he said.


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