Browsing: Juan Martin del Potro

The Argentine re-fractured his kneecap during the Queen’s Club Championships in June in the latest setback to his injury-plagued career.

“It’s frustrating for me not to be able to compete in London,” Del Potro, who last played in the event in 2013 since when he has been plagued by injuries, said in an ATP statement

World number one Rafael Nadal on Wednesday pulled out of tournaments in Beijing and Shanghai due to the right knee injury that forced him to retire from the US Open.

Novak Djokovic heads into his US Open final clash with Juan Martin del Potro on Sunday knowing he faces an immense challenge if he is to add to his growing repertoire of grand slam triumphs.

Roger Federer heads to the US Open as third favorite behind longtime rivals Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal after a season that has nose-dived since he won the Australian Open at the start of the year.

With defending champion Federer and six-times Miami Open winner Novak Djokovic exiting early, the likes of second seed Maric Cilic, Grigor Dimitrov (3) and Indian Wells winner Juan Martin del Potro (5) will all fancy their chances over the coming week.

Del Potro spent a number of years trying to salvage his career at the top of the sport having undergone three operations on the wrist, but the Argentine enjoyed an excellent week in California before recording a three-set victory over Roger Federer in the final.