Juan Martin del Potro paid tribute to Kun Aguero after the Argentine striker announced retirement from professional football.
“In this new stage of your life, here I wait for you friend to continue sharing beautiful moments. Thank you for your career and your joy forever,” del Potro tweeted after Aguero announced his retirement.
Aguero was recently diagnosed with a heart condition so he decided to call it a career.
Aguero called a press conference on Wednesday to announce his retirement.
“This conference is to communicate that I have decided to stop playing football,” Aguero said.
“It is a very difficult moment. The decision I have made I have taken for my health, that is the main reason, because of the problem that I had a month-and-a-half ago.
“I was in good hands of the medical staff who have done their best and have told me the best thing would be to stop playing.
“So I made that decision about a week ago and I want to tell everyone I did everything possible to have hope, but there wasn’t very much.”
Del Potro attempting a comeback
Del Potro has had four surgeries since 2019 but he refused to quit and now he is planning to come back in 2022.
“I love the challenge,” Del Potro told ESPN of his injury struggles. “It could be a tennis challenge or a different challenge in life. “This is the toughest match of my career, because I cannot deal with these kind of injuries, this pain that I have now. But I’m still trying and trying.
“This is the life. I believe in myself that this is going to be in the past for sure. “But I think it’s also a message to the young kids, to all the players, to all the people around the world that they never have to give up following a dream and that’s what I’m doing with myself.”