Argentina Authorities Probe Juan Martin Del Potro's Tax Affairs

Updated: 26 August 2014 11:22 IST

Local press reported that the case against Juan Martin del Potro, ranked 13 in the world, involved prize money from 2010, the year after he won the US Open.

File photo of Argentine tennis star Juan Martin Del Potro

Argentine authorities have opened an investigation into the financial affairs of tennis star Juan Martin del Potro, who is suspected of tax evasion, officials said Monday. (Also read: Seeded players feel the US Open heat right away)

Local press reported that the case against del Potro, ranked 13 in the world, involved prize money from 2010, the year after he won the US Open. ( US Open: Sharapova  beats former doubles partner)

"It is true that an investigation over tax evasion has been opened against del Potro," said a judicial source told AFP on condition of anonymity.

In a letter published in Perfil newspaper, the 25-year-old denied the allegations and pledged to cooperate with investigators.

Del Potro, the highest-ranking Argentine player, has been out of action since February because of a wrist injury.

Topics : Juan Martin del Potro Tennis
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