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Juan Martin Del Potro to Undergo Another Knee Surgery in the Same Clinic Where Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Stefanos Tsitsipas, and Others Were Treated

Published 02/18/2022, 10:12 PM EST

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Over the years, Juan Martin del Potro has enthralled tennis fans with his powerful forehands. He carried Argentine tennis on his shoulders throughout his illustrious career. Further, during a career spanning for around 17 years now, he has won 22 singles titles on the ATP Tour.

However, his most memorable victory came at the US Open in 2009. He defeated Swiss maestro Roger Federer in an epic five-setter thriller in the summit clash to lift his maiden Grand Slam title. Additionally, he also has a silver and a bronze medal at the Olympics.


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Throughout his career, del Potro has had many injury setbacks. It has kept him away from performing consistently at the highest level. The former World Number 3 made a comeback at the Argentina Open earlier this month, after being out for more than two and a half years owing to injuries. However, he has another grim news relating to his injuries.

Juan Martin del Potro set to undergo knee surgery in Switzerland

The Argentine will undergo a new medical treatment in the right knee, which has troubled him over the last few years. The former US Open champion will undergo surgery in the Rennbahnklinik in Switzerland. It is the same sports clinic where Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Fabio Fognini, and Pablo Andujar have been treated.

His history with knee injuries dates back to October 2018 at the ATP Masters 1000 Shanghai. He had fractured his kneecap during the second round and was forced to retire after the first set. Subsequently, he missed the ATP Tour Finals and the start of the 2019 season, which included the Australian Open.


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The Argentine’s comeback this year


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The 33-year-old made a comeback at his home tournament, the Argentina Open. It was his first tournament since the Queen’s Club in June 2019. He was up against his fellow countryman Federico Delbonis in the first round. However, his comeback didn’t last long, and he lost in straight sets.

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Post-match, he said, “There are cases of players in tennis who close the shutter and then miraculously come back for one thing or another. I will always leave that window open. If tonight was the last, I was happy. But who wouldn’t want to feel that again? Now tennis is on the sidelines until I try to improve my leg. If I can do it, I’ll see.” (Quotes have been translated using Google Translate)


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His presence on the tennis circuit will certainly be missed. We hope that the surgery goes on successfully, and wish del Potro a speedy recovery.



Vatsal Shah

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Vatsal Shah is a tennis author at EssentiallySports. With a Bachelor's degree in engineering, he is a die hard fan of tennis and sports in general. He is an ardent follower of Rafael Nadal and is inspired by his never-say-die attitude.