Juan Martin Del Potro Is Hitting 2-Handed Backhands Again, Will He Be Ready For The US Open? [Video]
by Tom Gainey | July 24th, 2014, 10:30 am
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Under supervision of Dr. Richard Berger, popular Juan Martin del Potro is back hitting 2-handed backhands again. Almost four months after surgery on his left wrist, the Argentine was hitting balls yesterday in Rochester, Minn, where he underwent the procedure in late March.

He wrote on Facebook, “I have great news to share! Four months after the surgery I hit my first few backhands and my doctor Richard Berger was there. I’m looking forward to playing pain-free again as soon as possible. Thanks for your support!”

While no timetable for del Potro’s return has been announced, in May news surfaced he was targeting the US Open and as of now he remains entered into the Slam he won in 2009. He’s also still entered in Toronto and Cincinnati.

Del Potro hasn’t played since he retired in tears to Somdev Devvaram in February at Dubai.


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9 Comments for Juan Martin Del Potro Is Hitting 2-Handed Backhands Again, Will He Be Ready For The US Open? [Video]

skeezer Says:

Lookin good Delpo. Take it easy, looks like you got a ways to go. Best of luck.


jonathan Says:

Delpo has a twitter account. Well wishers might have better luck contacting him there.

Don’t expect him back before the fall.


Hippy Chic Says:

I think the USO is a touch optomistic which is only a few weeks away,surely he would need to play one of the warm up events to at least get some practice?? fantastic to see your on the right road of coming back,but please dont rush things,anyway all the best to you and all your fans especially Emily if your reading ;))….


Colin Says:

Delpo is surely one of the most popular players around, on a personal level, and he won’t lack sympathy and good wishes.

I wish I could feel optimistic but I honestly can’t. His problems stem from the nature of his game. He’s in the position of a boxer who has a devastating punch, but is cursed with fragile hands. If Delpo hit the ball less hard he wouldn’t be Delpo!


Polo Says:

Del Potro is a formidable talent who could have shaken up and broken into the big 4 bracket, maybe make it 5, or completely displace one. It’s unfortunate that he has been so hampered with injuries that preclude this from coming into fruition.


Michael Says:

He has already lost a good number of years and that is terribly depressing considering how an extraordinary player he is with such an immense potential. I think the biggest rival of Potro is his own body and it is just not able to handle the bludgenoning forehands and fearsome double handed backhand that he punctuates with impeccable precision, ease and authority on the court. Tennis already lost Soderling who was a similar type of player and now Del Potro’s career is looking hazy. Even if he makes a come back it remains to be seen if he can emulate his best years and that is really tearful considering that Tennis today is short of talents although the World has signatured the arrival of young guns with the experience at Wimbledon. For the good of Potro, he comes back with flying colours and dominates once again which would be just pleasing for any Tennis fan and make the sport more competitive and interesting. Let us all hope for the best !!


SG1 Says:

Great to see DelPo hitting backhands! Agree with Polo. An immense talent hindered by injuries. Bet you he hasn’t hit backhands this lightly since he was 5 or 6 years old. You have to start somewhere. Hopefully he’ll be back in the mix by the end of the year.


Kimberly Says:

Hi all, about to head on a family vacation but last night at 7pm was playing a summer combo league match at Crandon Park (home of the Miami Masters, the Sony Open) and Del Potro was out there hitting, and yes he was hitting two handed backhands!


skeezer Says:

^nice!

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