The Argentine skyscraper, Juan Martin del Potro made an early exit at Mutua Madrid Open 2019. He conceded a 6-3, 2-6, 7-5 defeat to the Serbian, Laslo Djere. It was the first Masters event match for Juan Martin del Potro over the past seven months.
The ATP men had put up an amusing show in Madrid for two hours and 23 minutes. Del Potro was close to making a winning return as he faced one match point but unfortunately failed to covert it. Previously, he was previously featured at the Shanghai Masters 2018 and he was affected by a knee injury which led him to take a prolonged hiatus from tennis.
Nevertheless, the ‘Tower of Tandil’, Juan Martin del Potro has made up his mind to play at Italian Open 2019. “I played more than two hours before a demanding opponent, who made me run,” he mentioned after his loss in Madrid. “The body responded well. Obviously, there is a lack of pace and air. I will play in Rome to continue with the evolution”.
Juan Martin del Potro had a gloomy beginning on clay, but however, he is optimistic about stepping on the courts of Roland Garros 2019 and he is expecting to be in the same league as his previous season’s eminence. Last year at the Paris major, he was one of the four semifinalists and he surrendered to the eventual champion, Rafael Nadal in the last four round.
“Of course I’d like to play in Paris,” Juan Martin del Potro added. “I have to defend semifinals but I go tournament by tournament. I have good feelings today, even if I didn’t get the result that I wanted & we decided to play Rome & if I have the same feelings like today, of course, I’ll be in Paris”.
This year, he has just taken part at the Delay Beach Open in the US. And despite being a top seed there, the World Number eight, Juan Martin del Potro could just win a couple of matches. Also, he lost his doubles match in Madrid where he teamed up with the Japanese Number one, Kei Nishikori.