While Rafael Nadal hopes to have his right wrist ready for the US Open, another former champion nursing a wrist injury won’t be in New York. Juan Martin del Potro official withdrew from the tournament he won in 2009.
The Argentine underwent surgery in March on his left wrist. He recently returned to hitting but it’s not yet strong enough for competition.
No word on when del Potro is targeting a return. Though for American fans on the slim chance del Potro is ready in a month he might be playing in Sunrise, Florida, site of Argentina’s post-US Open September Davis Cup tie against Israel. Due to the unrest in Israel the tie was relocated to Florida, the ITF announced today.
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