Tennis – Australian Open 2019: Juan Martin Del Potro Pulls Out
World No. 5 Juan Martin del Potro said on Monday he will miss the Australian Open beginning in about 14 days’ time as he has not yet recouped from a cracked knee endured in October.
The damage tormented 30-year-old tottered out of the Shanghai Masters two months prior after an ungainly fall before specialists determined him to have a cracked patella bone in his right knee.
Since winning the US Open in 2009 as a 20-year-old, Del Potro has been tormented with physical issues, including a progression of wrist wounds that required four medical surgeries.
In any case, 2018 had seen something of a resurgence from a player who dropped to 581 on the planet in 2015.
He beat Swiss incredible Roger Federer in the Indian Wells Masters last in March and in September he achieved a second Grand Slam last, yet was beaten in straight sets by current world No.1 Novak Djokovic at the US Open.
He even achieved a profession high positioning of three in August.
I hope you have a great 2019. Recovery is going great and I will tell you later where I will be making my comeback. Unfortunately it won’t happen in Australia, I’ll miss you @AustralianOpen, but I’m happy with my progress ☺️
Happy New Year! Enjoy! 🥂🍾
— Juan M. del Potro (@delpotrojuan) December 31, 2018
Juan Martín Del Potro will miss the Australian Open but says the recovery is going well.
Ridiculous how unlucky is this guy.
— José Morgado (@josemorgado) December 31, 2018
😱 officially | Juan Martin Del Potro withdraws from AO #Melbourne 🇦🇺 cause he isn’t fit 100% to competing 🥺 ..
He is not lucky enough since 2010 from 37 Grand Slam in past 9 years he withdraws 15-time 🤕 .. !!!
— Fahd ElMatador (@FahdMadridista) December 31, 2018
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