Juan Martin Del Potro, is set to return to the top ten in the ATP singles rankings. Del Potro, had a really good year in 2017. Del Potro won 20 out of his last 25 matches in 2017, winning a title in Stockholm and reaching the semi-finals of the US open and Shanghai open. He also fell just short of qualifying for the ATP world tour finals in 2017, finishing the year as the world number 11.
The big Argentine started his 2018 campaign with a convincing win over Canadian Denis Shapovalov at the Auckland open. Karen Khachanov will face Del Potro in the quarterfinals tomorrow. This win guarantees Juan Martin Del Potro’s place in the top ten singles rankings, replacing Carreno Busta. Del Potro was pleased with his victory over Shapovalov, avenging his loss in Montreal last year. He said he was surprised at how well he was playing in his first match of the season.
“I didn’t expect to play at this level in my first match of the year.
“But I’ve been working hard to show this tennis and to play at this level very often during the year, so hopefully I can still improve my game to get better in the next matches.” “It’s so nice to come back to this place,” Del Potro said.
‘There were many Argentinian fans who came to support me, which is nice.
“Also, the crowd was full and I enjoyed it a lot.”
Del potro was impressive in his win over the Canadian, making the most off the youngsters’ mistakes. However, he has set his goals to get back to winning ways this year, and is targeting the first slam of the year to build his season on. Jack Sock, who was the top seed in Auckland, was stunned by Peter Gojowczyk in the round of 16. The Argentine is now the favorite to win the title in Auckland.