“Thor Is Back”: Tennis Twitter Overjoyed as Juan Martin del Potro Intensifies His Training

Published 11/25/2021, 12:42 AM EST
Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina returns the ball during his men’s singles fourth round match against Borna Coric of Croatia on Day Seven 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)


Former World No.3 Juan Martin del Potro has had one of the most brutal forehands in tennis. So much so that fans called him the Thor, relating to Marvel’s character known for his hammer. But since last two years, Delpo hasn’t played competitive tennis because of injuries. Finally, he shared a picture of his tennis training that teased fans with the hope of a comeback in 2022.

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Notably, the 33-year-old Argentine has had four surgeries on his right knee. Hence, Del Potro had been training with crutches on for a while. But now, his new picture without the crutches has left the fans overjoyed.

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Tennis Twitter reacts to Del Potro’s update

For a long time, the 2009 US Open champion had been aching to make his return to the ATP Tour. Ultimately, his time has come now as he seems to have intensified his tennis training.

Looking at Del Potro‘s mesmerizing forehand, fans couldn’t contain their emotions. Hence, they took over Twitter, hailing, “Thor is back!”

What’s most interesting about Del Potro, both fellow athletes and fans adore him. Therefore, watching him train freely has given fans hope for a strong comeback next season.

“Now watch Del Porto come back and snatch a slam,” a fan tweeted. Funnily enough, another fan noticed that the Argentine star has been practicing on clay and gave a fitting response.

Fan wrote, “He’s practicing on clay already. [Delpo] will have like 5/6 months under his belt, and he’ll end up on Nadal’s side of the RG [French Open] draw.”

Above all, the entire tennis community got happy to see the 22 ATP titles winner back on the court. Here are some notable reactions.

Will Juan Martin del Potro play the Australian Open 2022?

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Unquestionably, the Argentine star has boosted the hopes of tennis fans for a return very soon. Hence, Delpo might also announce his update regarding the Australian Open next year at the earliest.

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)

But before committing to return to the ATP Tour, Del Potro will be eyeing for a full recovery. Will the hammer forehand return with all its power is a question time will answer.

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What’s clear is, Del Potro is working hard to come back, and that glorious day is now sooner rather than later. So, how excited are you to see Juan Martin del Potro back in shape?

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Purav Joshi

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Purav Joshi is a Senior Tennis author at EssentiallySports. Having a degree in Films, Television and Media Production, he guided his passion for writing and journalism into the sport of aces and rallies. With over 2 years of experience as a copywriter, Purav has authored over 1000 tennis articles.

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