Very sad to hear Juan Martin del Potro was robbed in Paris on Saturday. His Communications Manager, Jorge Viale, sent this statement:
This morning, around 11 am in Paris, Juan Martin del Potro’s briefcase was stolen while he was checking in at the Gare du Nord train station on his way to London to take part in the World Tour Finals.
“I was finishing the check-in and was asked for an autograph. I turned around to sign it and within 20 seconds, it was stolen,” said Del Potro.
He was keeping his passport in that case, along with money and other personal belongings. “My Rosary blessed by Pope Francis, which I carried everywhere. That’s what matters most to me,” said Del Potro, who met the Pope this year in Rome.
While the passport and money are replaceable, the rosary was something so close to Delpo. I hope there can be justice brought, if not the things returned than at least maybe a replacement for the gift from the Pope.
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