Friday, September 18, 2009

PICTURE OF THE DAY

HERO’S WELCOME. The newly-crowned US Open champion Juan Martin Del Potro waves at people gathered to see him from a fire engine on September 17, 2009, following his arrival in his hometown Tandil, a city of 120,000 inhabitants in Buenos Aires province.

Del Potro, who defeated tennis world number one Roger Federer in the final of the US Open, has enjoyed a meteoric rise through the ranks over since he emerged in 2006 from the tennis centre of Tandil, which also produced Mariano Zabaleta and Juan Monaco. Not that T.A.H. knows who either of those guys are...

(Photo by Daniel Garcia/AFP/Getty Images)

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