TennisSaturday, March 22, 2014
Del Potro to undergo surgery
World No. 8 Juan Martín del Potro will undergo to left wrist surgery on Monday in Minnesota and will probably be out of the courts for the rest of the year.
Juan Martín del Potro, who has been pulling out from the last couple of tournaments as he did not recover from a left wrist injury, will finally undergo surgery on Monday and will probably miss the rest of the year, the Olé and Cancha-llena websites said last night.
World No. 8 Del Potro withdrew from the Sony Open on Wednesday due to his left wrist injury that has plagued him since the Australian Open in January.
The hurting wrist forced Del Potro to retire from a first-round match against Somdev Devvarman at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships two weeks ago. He also did not compete at last week’s BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.
The Argentine had already undergone surgery on his right wrist in 2010, just months after winning the 2009 US Open. His recovery was a success. Now, it’s his other wrist that is leaving him off the courts.
So far this year, Del Potro could only show his best form in Sydney, the first tournament he played, beating the Australian Bernard Tomic in the final.
After pulling out of the Masters 1000 tournament in Miami on Wednesday, the 25-year-old player travelled to see his US doctor Richard Berger for treatment.
“I feel very sad because this is a special tournament for me because of the number of Argentine fans who support me here. In the coming days I will visit my doctor again to determine the next steps,” Del Potro had written on his Facebook page.
Berger will be in charge of the surgery on Monday in Minnesota.
Tandil-born Del Potro could only play 10 matches in 2014. His last encounter was on February 25, when he lost against Somdev Devvarman of India in his debut at the ATP 500 in Dubai.
Herald with agencies