Del Potro Confirms Return, He’ll Play Bangkok Next Week
by Sean Randall | September 22nd, 2010, 10:20 am
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The fall tennis season just got a little more interesting (or some would say “just interesting” as Rafael Nadal has already wrapped up the No. 1 ranking). Argentine giant Juan Martin Del Potro (remember him?) has announced that after eight months on the shelf, he will play in Bangkok next week.

Del Potro wrote on twitter earlier today, “Estoy feliz de poder decirles: VUELVO A JUGAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sera en el torneo de BANGKOK el lunes que viene. Muchas Gracias por todo !”

Loose Google translation: “I’m happy to say, i’m playing Bangkok! Thanks for everything!”

So great news that DelPo has fully recovered from his wrist injury/surgery which has kept him off the tour since Australia.

Will DelPo immediately set the tennis world ablaze? That’s unrealistic so I doubt it. But if he can get a few good match wins, get comfortable and confident with the wrist I think (and hope) he will be a good spot to make a strong run in 2011.

The now-35th ranked Del Potro joins fellow US Open winner Rafael Nadal plus Ernests Gulbis and Fernando Verdasco in Bangkok which begins on Monday.


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13 Comments for Del Potro Confirms Return, He’ll Play Bangkok Next Week

Skeezerweezer Says:

Yahoo! Finally :)

Hope the wrist holds up for the big guy, bring on the competition


madmax Says:

This is great news skeeze.

Loving del potro and hoping that he can be a strong contender in 2011.


tennisnakama Says:

Great news! Delpo is also on the entry list for Japan Open on October 4. We hope he will continue to play in Tokyo. If Delpo and Nadal are healthy, there will be a good chance for US Open champions final in Tokyo!


Ela Says:

This guy is just coming back from months of not playing tennis and you want him to “set the tennis world ablaze”? Btw Very poetic Mr Randall. You may be very disappointed.


dory Says:

Hope he never has to waste such a long period ever again due to any injury. Del Potro is absolutely top spot material guy.


killerc Says:

Eh, I hope he’s not rushing it back just cause the sponsors or whatever.. from what i heard, he had a bad wrist injury! I’d rather em take off the end the yr, get into better shape, add muscle/quickness, meaner serve and come back @ the aussie! but no negativity Welcome back JMDP!


jane Says:

Welcome back indeed; good luck to Delpo on his return to the tour.


Tran Says:

Glad to have him back but it is really unrealistic to have all dust cleaned after 9 months on shelf.


Kimmi Says:

delpo! good luck on your return. its baby steps, hope you get back to your best soon


contador Says:

happy birthday to delpo!! (sept. 23 )

and welcome back! : )


rackettec Says:

Great to see him in action again, hope the rest of the season is a winner


dari Says:

I follow Delpo on Twitter and my Spanish skills come to use in following him! Today is his bday, he said spending bday with friends and returning to tennis are the best gifts!
Anyway, excited to see him back. Will certainly temper expectations, but hope a healthy and speedy return for him to the top ranks and good performance!


Nina Says:

Welcome back Juan Martin!! It surely makes the competition more interesting, though he won’t have it easy.

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