The long, grinding season is really taking a toll of the top ATP players. With already a half dozen of the Top 20 on the injury mend, we can now add Juan Martin Del Potro to that list.
The Argentine announced today that he has withdrawn from the Paris Indoors Masters and thus ending his hopes of qualifying for the year-end London Masters.
“My shoulder started bothering me in Valencia and it got worse after each round. Now I have to rest and start rehab,” Del Potro said.
Del Potro would have had to reach the finals in Paris to have any chance for London. But he now joins Rafael Nadal on the sidelines during Paris. The two former US Open champions will clash next month for the Davis Cup title in Spain.
Robin Soderling has also pulled out of Paris. Mardy Fish and Janko Tipsarevic, both with hamstring injuries, Novak Djokovic (shoulder) and Andy Murray (gluteal muscle) are also questionable for the ATP’s final regular event of the season.
Murray is scheduled to play doubles tomorrow, so the Scot appears to be in much better health.
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