Del Potro to resume training with hopes of playing US Open

The 2009 US Open champion has not played on the tour since February 2022

Juan Martin Del Potro at the 2018 US Open Juan Martin Del Potro at the 2018 US Open Image Credit: Antoine Couvercelle / Panoramic

Former US Open champion and world No 3 Juan Martin del Potro has said that he will attempt to give his injury-plagued career another go with the hopes of competing at the Grand Slam he won in 2009 in August this year.

The Argentine, known as the Two of Tandil, last played on the tour in February 2022 in front of his home fans in Buenos Aires where he said it was too difficult for him to continue training and he was stepping away from the game so that he could live without pain on a day-to-day basis while leaving the door on a comeback just a little bit ajar.

Now in an interview with South American sports journalist Danny Miche, del Potro has said that he will resume training and see how his body reacts, keeping his options open till his favourite tournament, the US Open.

“I love tennis, it will never be a problem to pick up a racquet and see how I feel. The physical problem and my knee are things I work on every day. I’m going to leave that window open, at least until the US Open as I said. This is the most special tournament for me. I still have time, I will start training, see how my leg and knee react and if I can do it or not,” del Potro as per quotes translated by We Love Tennis.

The 34-year-old Del Potro won the US Open in 2009 beating Rafael Nadal in the semifinals and five-time champion Roger Federer in the final. He also reached the final of the US Open in 2018, won the silver medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics, the bronze medal at the 2012 London Olympics, led Argentina to the 2016 Davis Cup title and won 22 ATP singles titles in his career.

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