ROAD TO RECOVERY! Juan Martin del Potro Condition Improves As He Practices Without Knee Brace

Published 08/13/2021, 6:55 AM EDT
Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina celebrates match point after his First Round Singles Match against Denis Shapovalov of Canada during day Three of the Fever-Tree Championships at Queens Club in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)


Argentine big man Juan Martin del Potro has been a victim of injuries over the past few seasons. Sadly, he has been unable to play tennis over the past year. During this period, he has had four right knee surgeries. 

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However, Juan Martin del Potro is recovering slowly but steadily. He was seen on the practice courts a couple of months ago but was practicing with a knee brace on. In a positive development, the Argentine was seen practicing yesterday without a knee brace, indicating that he is moving in the right direction. 

INDIAN WELLS, CA – MARCH 18: Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina is congratulated by Roger Federer of Switzerland after their match during the men’s final on Day 14 of the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden on March 18, 2018 in Indian Wells, California. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

A positive development for Juan Martin del Potro

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A couple of pictures of the big man surfaced on social media. In those pictures, one can see a refreshed-looking del Potro training on the courts without the brace. This is great news, considering the amount of time Juan has spent on the sidelines. 

The Argentine got recognition in 2009 when he won his first Grand Slam title at the US Open. On that rare occasion, he beat Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal during the same event in order to claim the title. 

He was the only man to win a Grand Slam title outside of the big 4 from the 2005 Australian Open to the 2014 Australian Open. Besides, he reached the US Open final in 2018, but fell victim to Novak Djokovic. 

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NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 09: Novak Djokovic of Serbia hugs Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina after their men’s Singles finals match on Day Fourteen of the 2018 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 9, 2018 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

During his career, he has won the bronze medal at the Olympic Games in 2012 and followed it up by winning a silver medal at the Olympic Games in 2016. 

Tennis fans will be happy to see the humble player return to the tennis courts. Over the years, he has given many memories and entertained fans with his style of play. It will be great to see him compete on the Tour once again. 

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Rohan Kollare

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Rohan Kollare is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. Rohan has a post-graduate diploma in Sports Management and a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering tennis and Formula One.

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