Juan Martin del Potro Pulls Out From Australian Open and Undergoes Surgery
Argentine tennis player Juan Martin del Potro, originally discussed in this blog post, and currently ranked at number 276 in the world, pulled out of the Australian Open last Sunday after re-experiencing pain due to his ongoing wrist injury.
On Tuesday, Del Potro underwent surgery on his wrist. According to his management, he will be training again within just two weeks.
Del Potro, who has only won a single Grand Slam (the US Open in 2009), defeating Roger Federer at the age of 20, is confident his best play is still in front of him. Last week Del Potro beat world number 18, Fabio Fognini.
According to Del Potro, “I started to feel something wrong at the beginning of the tournament [against Rhyne Williams]. After my five-set match against [Roberto] Bautista Agut, that is when I sought advice from my doctor.”