GREAT NEWS: Juan Martin del Potro Hints Comeback at Tokyo Olympics 2021

Published 06/08/2021, 1:44 PM EDT
NEW YORK, NY: Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina reacts after winning a game during his men’s Singles finals match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia on Day Fourteen of the 2018 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)


In some really great and heartwarming news for tennis fans, former US Open champion Juan Martin del Potro is back on the court and can make a comeback anytime soon.

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The Argentine player has had multiple knee injuries in the recent past. He didn’t play a single professional match last year as he was in immense pain. He was treated at multiple hospitals and underwent his last surgery in Brazil.

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Recently, Del Potro practiced really hard in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Even though he was wearing leg-supporting equipment during his training session, it became evident that the 32-year-old would be back on the court really soon. With this news, there are even chances that he’ll represent his nation at the Tokyo Olympics in 2021.

The former World No.3 player practiced some forehands and worked on his serve. Overall, he was hitting the ball quite well and fans surely want him to return to the court as soon as possible.

When was the last time Juan Martin del Potro played on tour?

Juan Martin del Potro has been suffering from a knee injury for three years now. It was during the Shanghai Masters 2018 that he first suffered a patella fracture. It was a massive injury that forced him to stay away from the sport for about 130 days.

LONDON, ENGLAND: Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina looks on during his First Round Singles Match against Denis Shapovalov of Canada during day Three of the Fever-Tree Championships at Queens Club in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

The Argentine returned to the court at the Delray Beach Open 2019. However, he injured his knee yet again during the clay-court season and couldn’t play much after the French Open 2019.

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The Queen’s Championships 2019 was the last tournament in which fans witnessed Potro. Thus, it has been two years now since fans last enjoyed the amazing high-serve of the US Open 2009 champion.

Hopefully, Juan Martin del Potro recovers by the end of June 2021 so that fans can watch him at the US Open 2021 and if possible, even at the Tokyo Olympics 2021. Even though he hasn’t opened up about his recovery yet, fans believe that he will be fully fit and fine by then. Will del Potro be able to win yet another Grand Slam title after coming back from his injury?

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Anshul Singh is a tennis author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing Journalism Honors from Delhi University. Having significant experience with content, Anshul has authored over 500 tennis articles. He has previously worked as a writer and an editor for DU Express, penning riveting articles on sports, politics, and culture.

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