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Video: Juan Martin del Potro stops to take a picture in Marseille

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOKqtycP9nM

Juan Martin del Potro survived a gallant push by Michael Llodra in Marseille, winning 3-6, 7-6 (4), 7-5 to advance to the quarterfinals where he'll face another Frenchman, Gilles Simon.

Midway through the match, Del Potro figured he'd take a quick breather and take a picture of a front-row fan using her own camera phone. I guess we can add this to the Argentine's growing highlight reel of endearing extra-curricular activities during play.

There was that time he threw his shoes into the crowd at Wimbledon after his match was suspended:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnLDBFLYJTU

That time he teased a ball boy at Wimbledon:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pt_EacWPjR4

That time he needed a hug from a linesman at the Australian Open

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjxMyk2JX1o

That time he ran into the crowd because when the big man gets moving it takes him some time to stop:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ysj9pe-_D78

That time he carefully rescued a moth, scared a court-side photographer and lit up the crowd at Arthur Ashe, all in one match.

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