Juan Martin Del Potro To Make A Return To Tennis

Published 04/04/2019, 6:56 PM EDT
Juan Martin del Potro


Right after his U.S. Open 2018 finals defeat where Juan Martin del Potro lost his title to Novak Djokovic at Flushing Meadows, he suffered a knee injury during the Shanghai Masters 2018. The Argentine was impelled to retire from his pre-quarterfinal match against the Croatian, Borna Coric in the Chinese Metropolis as he fell down and hobbled out of the court.

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Since then he just played one ATP tournament in the United States, where he lost to Mackenzie McDonald in three sets. The 2018 champion at Indian Wells, Juan Martin del Potro joined the list of causalities during this year’s ‘Sunshine Double’ all due to his deformed knee. Nevertheless, the ‘Tower of Tandil’ will be seen in action after his prolonged hiatus from professional tennis as he is getting fitter to hit the ATP tennis courts.

Juan Martin del Potro

“This week I had multiple tests done on my knee in Barcelona by Dr. Angel Cotorro and after reviewing my results he advised me to continue with my current treatment,” Juan Martin del Potro announced on the social media. “He is satisfied with my progress and soon I will be back on court training. Thank you all for your kind messages!”

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Despite winning just two matches this year against Reilly Opelka and Yoshihito Nishioka at the ATP 250 event in Florida, Juan Martin del Potro is ranked as the World Number nine tennis player. After his defeat in Delray Beach, he underwent different regenerative therapies and treatment to fix his knee and stayed away from the tennis courts for a while.

Juan Martin del Potro

The ATP wizard with a lethal forehand, Juan Martin del Potro is expected to return for the clay season this year. The 2018 semifinalist at the Roland Garros should be back to his winning ways and excite the tennis audience worldwide with fascinating matches.   

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