Juan Martin del Potro recently discussed how he was awakened by the 8.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Chile.
From the ATP website:
"Such great force was felt in the neighbouring city of Buenos Aires, Argentina where he is currently recovering from a right wrist injury.
“I was sleeping when at approximately 3:30am I started feeling dizzy and also hearing loud noises. The first thing I thought was that I had left the windows open and the wind was making the noise when it hit against the walls. I live on a high floor of an apartment building so I didn't think this was out of the ordinary."
"The noise was quite loud and it woke me up, so I decided to see what was happening. I was feeling very dizzy and soon realised it wasn't the wind making all the noise. Everything in my apartment was shaking and when I walked into my living room, the curtains and the decorations on the walls were shaking as well. This went on for 5-6 minutes."
"I am very saddened that the second natural disaster has taken place in such a short amount of time in the Americas, affecting so many people. I have traveled to Chile many times in my life and love the people and the country.
"My thoughts and prayers are with the people of Chile today and I pray that as many people as possible will escape this terrible disaster safely.”