“Finally Need to See Him on Court Again”: Diego Schwartzman on Juan Martin Del Potro’s Return

Published 09/18/2021, 9:00 AM EDT
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 14: Silver medalist Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina waves during the medal ceremony for the men’s singles on Day 9 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Tennis Centre on August 14, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)


Diego Schwartzman from Argentina has been on the circuit for quite some years. He became the shortest guy to qualify for the quarterfinals of a major title. Schwartzman fancies to see Juan Martin del Potro back again on the courts, particularly in Argentina.

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Both Schwartzman and Del Potro come from Argentina and share a beautiful friendship. In an interview with ESPN, Schwartzman said, “We all finally need to see Juan Martin del Potro on a tennis court and more particularly here in Argentina.” While Schwartzman desires to see his friend on the court, Del Potro, on the other hand, is constantly dealing with injuries.

Del Potro’s magnificent run at US Open 2009

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Juan del Potro, the former world number three, has been struggling a lot with his injuries. Del Potro’s finest performance came at US Open 2009, where he went on to beat top players like Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal to claim the title. In the finals of Flushing Meadows 2009, del Potro triumphed in a five set marathon against the maestro Roger Federer.

Apart from that, Del Potro also holds an Olympic silver medal (Rio 2016) and an Olympic bronze medal (London 2012). Since then, he hasn’t achieved anything on the tour as he continues to struggle with his knee injuries.

However, the career of the Argentinian hasn’t ended yet. The 32-year-old still has enough fuel in his tank to keep him going for a few more years.

Juan Del Potro continues to recover

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Del Potro has not played professional tennis since 2019 at Queen’s Club, as of September 2021. He has had four surgeries on his right knee and withdrew from the Tokyo Olympics in July. Del Potro stated at the 2021 US Open that his knee was improving, that he had resumed court training, and that he wanted to be back on the circuit in a few months.

While supporters from Argentina, notably Diego Schwartzman, are eager to see Del Potro return to the court, the former world number three continues to suffer with his knee. Will we see the South American juggernaut return to the court soon?

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Atri Bhatt

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Atri Bhatt is a tennis author at Essentially Sports. He is pursuing his Master's degree in Sports Management from Deakin University, Australia. In addition to critically analysing the game, he also plays tennis professionally.

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