2013 finalist Juan Martin del Potro has withdrawn from Indian Wells the Argentine announced today. Del Potro said his ailing left wrist is still in pain.
“It’s still hurting a lot,” said del Potro who lost in doubles yesterday. “I’m not feeling 100%. I’m not in good condition to compete.
“I feel the same pain every day and it bothers me a lot,” he said. “I’m trying to be very careful.”
Del Potro was replaced in the draw by British lucky loser James Ward, who will now play Feliciano Lopez in the second round.
The 25-year-old lost to Rafael Nadal in the final last year after beating Novak Djokovic in the semis.
Del Potro inflamed the injury at the Australian Open. Then had to retire last week in Dubai. He will stay in the U.S., try to rehab the injury and hope be ready for Miami.
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