Juan Martin Del Potro Withdraws, Thomas Muster to Play Vienna
Juan Martin Del Potro’s season isn’t quite over yet. Del Potro, who lost both matches in Asia upon returning from a 8-month injury layoff, said yesterday in an interview that he plans to play in Vienna on Monday.
Through Google translation, he said, “This year was very bad, very bad. I started the Australia Open is one of the favorites and suddenly everything falls apart and everything is black. After my problem is in hand, several months without finding a diagnosis and once you find the diagnosis came the operation. The question was minded to that. Nobody who assured me that would be good. But I decided to do it. ”
The Argentine says he will decide after Vienna on his next event.
Del Potro will be joined in Vienna by former No. 1 Thomas Muster who has an unusual eye at returning to pro tennis at the age of 43.
“For me it is an honour to be able to play here,” Muster said to the tournament. “I know that I cannot show my full potential just yet. I’m on the right path, but I will have to wait until spring next year to be able to judge my return.”
Muster’s last tour-level event was the 1999 French Open. He returned to Challenger play this summer but has just a 1-6 record with a current ranking of No. 982.
“I want to inspire people with my fitness and my fighting spirit,” he adds. Read more on his return here.
Also in the Vienna Bank Austria field are Jurgen Melzer, Marcos Baghdatis, Marin Cilic and Nicolas Almagro.
UPDATE: On his twitter account today, Juan Martin Del Potro announced that he has ruled out Vienna and remainder of the 2010 season. He will focus on getting fitter and stronger for the 2011.
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