Tennis - Shirt-ripping Janowicz stuns Tsonga, Delpo meets Pope

Jerzy Janowicz ripped off his shirt after stunning Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the Rome Masters while Juan Martin Del Potro visited the Pope.

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Polish player Jerzy Janowicz rips off his shirt as he celebrates after winning against French player Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (AFP)

World number 24 Janowicz could not contain his excitement after his win over eighth-ranked Tsonga, ripping off his shirt to celebrate as he clinched the match.

"I was really happy especially because I didn't get off to a good start to the season and I was sick," said the 22-year-old Pole. "So this was really important for me."

Del Potro, who won his second round tie on Tuesday, met Pope Francis, a fellow Argentine, after attending mass at the Vatican.

"It was an incredible experience with Pope Francis, something that I'll never forget," said Del Potro.

"It was a dream come true for a guy like me. It was an unforgettable moment. I was very nervous before meeting him, to be able to congratulate him and talk with him. He was nice. Everybody knows he is very humble. Today was a day that I'll remember for ever."

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