Following a four set win today over Edouard Roger-Vasselin in the French Open second round, Juan Martin Del Potro spoke again about his ailing left knee he first injured after playing Madrid.
“This is something that bothers me. This is true. It’s a constant bother,” Del Potro admitted. “So what I try and do is not to think about it. I try and do my best with my tennis. And when I’m out there on the court I try not to think too much about the fact that it really bothers me. So today and tomorrow I’ll continue with my treatment and the necessary practice, what I usually do. I want to be ready when I’m on the courts.”
Del Potro, who was a French Open semifinalist in 2009, said the knee isn’t getting worse, which is positive news for his fans. “No, it has not worsened. The trend is rather positive,” he said.
“But I try not to think about it at all. What’s important for me is to be right there on the courts, to be aggressive, offensive all the time, even though, as I said, it bothers me so that I can dictate the game so that it wouldn’t be even worse.”
Del Potro will have a day off before returning to play on Friday against No. 21 seed Marin Cilic in the third round.
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