Zeballos apologizes for del Potro remark

by: Matt Cronin February 06, 2013

Horacio Zeballos apologizes on Twitter to anyone whom he offended when he replied “Who?” to a question as to whether the absent Juan Martin del Potro had texted the team congratulations after Argentina beat Germany in Davis Cup last weekend. Zeballos said the team did receive a message from del Potro after the press conference has ended. Del Potro has decided not to play Davis Cup this year.

“I was simply absorbed in other thoughts and I did not hear the question and I said 'Who?'” I want to apologize to anyone who was offended by my [press conference], especially del Potro and he knows that I have great respect for him as a great player and many people know that I have always said that if Argentina wants to win Davis [Cup] he has to be on the team. He is a pillar of our sport. It was a mistake because I’m inexperienced in front of the cameras.”

More Stories

Special Olympics coach Vicky Matarazzo continues to touch lives

Matarazzo received the 2004 Arthur Ashe Humanitarian Award. 

Venus and Serena have always led the fight for gender equality

In 2012, Venus and Serena traveled to Nigeria to promote women's rights. 

How will Angelique Kerber fare in 2017?

After a breakthrough 2016, what does the German have in store for us next year?