Algodon Mansion, a luxury boutique hotel in Buenos Aires, this week hosted Roger Federer (as initially reported by La Nacion) during his Argentina tour, which included exhibition matches and leading children's training camps with Juan Martin del Potro.
Federer beat Del Potro 6-4 7-6(1) in their second exhibition match in as many days, but was beaten 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 in the first. Federer told the press that he believes Del Potro has the potential to become world No. 1; "He is already among the best, now he just has to train hard and stay on the same path," he said. "He was No. 4, he's now 7, but he could be No. 1. Sometimes the difference is in the small details."
Federer was joined by former Argentine top ten tennis players (from left to right), Paola Suárez, Gabriela Sabatini, and Jose Luis Clerc at Algodon Mansion's restaurant, Chez Nous, following his Buenos Aires match.
"After hosting Agassi and Sampras last year, we feel honored to have hosted some of the world's top tennis legends at our hotel," says Scott Mathis, Chairman and Founder of Algodon Partners. "And we are thrilled to have welcomed him to Buenos Aires through our own tennis legend, Jose Luis Clerc, who is also an Algodon brand Ambassador. We look forward to receiving Roger Federer again during future tours, and hope to soon see him at Algodon Wine Estates, our championship tennis center and wine hotel on the vineyards in San Rafael, Mendoza."
Federer's South American exhibition tour included matches in Brazil, Argentina and Colombia.
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