Juan Martin Del Potro has been named as the best Argentinean sports personality of 2013. Some other big names including the Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi were in contention for that award as well, but, Del Potro left everyone behind and won the award.

The last season was absolutely fantastic for Del Potro. He played a total of 66 games in the season and managed to win 51. He lifted 4 singles trophies and finished the season as the 5th ranked male player in the world.

Del Potro had the opportunity to win a Grand Slam too as he had qualified for the  semi finals in the Wimbledon Championship, but, he got defeated by the World no. 1 Novak Djokovic in a marathon match which went on for 5 sets.

Talking to the reporters after being given the award of best Argentinean sports personality, Del Potro said, “It’s really a proud moment for me. I played well throughout the last season and to be honest, I hadn’t expected that kind of performance from myself.”

“I am high on confidence at this point of time. I ended the last season at a good position in the world rankings and I have already started preparing for the next season. Hopefully, I do well in the next season too.”

Messi was also a strong contender to win this award as the first half of the ongoing year was terrific for him. He had scored many goals for Barcelona, but, of late, he has spend a lot of time on the sidelines because of injuries and hasn’t featured for Barcelona often enough. That was probably the reason he missed out. He is supposed to be back playing for his club at the start of next year.