New York is known for being “the city that never sleeps” but this is not all true: after beating Roger Federer and becoming champion of the US Open 2009a young man Juan Martin del Potro The 20-year-old wanted to go out and celebrate his first Grand Slam title but there were no open places in the Big Apple. The reason? The definition of the Flushing Meadows tournament was played on a Monday and everything seemed to indicate that Delpo he would not have his champion party until he received a call that would change the course of his night.
In the interview that Mariano Zabaleta conducted for Star+’s “In First Person”, of the foal He recounted the intimacy of the celebrations of his historic title in the United States and how a celebrity saved a night that he painted so as not to meet his expectations: “It was Monday, everything was closed and I was the happiest kid in the world at that time. Type 2 in the morning the hotel phone rings, very strange at that time, did you see?”, says the man from Tandil. The next part of the story is very similar to the dream of a 20-year-old boy who has just beaten one of the best tennis players in history in a five-set Grand Slam final and wants to go out and celebrate as the situation warrants.
“I answer and they tell me in English ‘hello DelpoI’m Justin Timberlake. I was at your game and I’m doing a private party at a bowling alley here, I’d like you to come and be my guest of honor’. I told him to give me the address, I didn’t know where to go and suddenly Justin Timberlake calls me! Incredible…”, said the double Olympic medalist to Zabaleta’s astonishment.
Once you arrive at the party venue, of the foal He said that it was full of Hollywood celebrities and he had a fun (and unreal) moment with one of the best players in the history of the NBA: “I arrived and all of Hollywood was there, singers, famous people, Brad Pitt was there, everything that can you imagine […] Suddenly, the most important person in the party was me. I was surrounded by security and LeBron James was coming and asking them to please let him in so he could take a picture with me. It was crazy that night, ”said the man from Tandil.
In the middle of that anecdote, the former tennis player said almost inadvertently that he met an actress and the interviewer did not let her pass: “There I met a very famous actress too […] She was very pretty,” she said with a laugh. Delpo while Zabaleta slipped that he knew that story with the enigmatic Hollywood star, although neither of them revealed their identity or what finally happened.
That was how of the foal celebrated his night as US Open champion. It didn’t matter if it was Justin Timberlake’s party or the presence of the MVP of the best basketball league or Hollywood actors and actresses: on that October morning, the Tower of Tandil became the King of New York.