World No. 5 Juan Martin Del Potro took part in an exhibition contest against Australian star Lleyton Hewitt in an on Saturday in Buenos Aires. The contest was an exciting one that was enjoyed by many local fans delighted to see their local hero Del Potro. The Argentine defeated Hewitt 6-2, 7-6.
The two took part in one of the best matches of the year at the US Open, which went a thrilling five sets before Hewitt rolled back the clock and stole the match in the fifth set to the reach the second week of the US Open for the first time since 2006.
“It makes me happy to be here, receive the love and thanks for providing a beautiful setting for this show,” Del Potro said.
Following the match, Hewitt received a Lobo football jersey from the local club with his name emblazoned on the back.
Hewitt is scheduled to begin his season at the Brisbane International on 29 December 2013 to 5 January 2014, while Del Potro will take part in the Apia International Sydney Tennis Tournament.