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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