A week ago beleaguered Juan Martin del Potro announced the departure of two of his main coaches, Franco Davin and his physio.
Yesterday, perhaps to assure his fans and sponsors he is on the road to returning to tennis, del Potro posted a lengthy Facebook message talking about his recovery.
The hardest moments of my career are gone, those in which I didn’t know what I would do next. I’ve already told you the discomfort of being unable to do what I like and the suffering of watching tennis on TV. Today is a different story. I have great expectations for a new stage that began this week.
Before my last wrist surgery I told you on video that I was committing myself again in order to play pain-free. I told you I might have had a different life thanks to alternative therapies. But if I wanted to hit the double-handed backhand as I know I had to undergo surgery again. In that decision I exposed my thoughts about the future. Today I am more committed than ever to trying to come back. No more doubts or question marks. A new career for me starts today.
This doesn’t mean it’s easy. I always use the figure of “stumbling blocks” but I really feel that way. Maybe I found more stumbling blocks than others did, but you have to jump over them, overcome the problems, become stronger and move on.
Three surgeries on my left wrist, one on my right wrist. I don’t know how many cases like mine there were in tennis. I just know that when I have a goal I try to achieve it.
This week I began rehab and did some light workout. While I start from scratch, I’ve been on a diet to maintain weight. I’ll take the time that’s necessary to name my new technical team.
I want to thank those who always talk to me on the streets, the ones what write on Twitter or Facebook to ask me how I feel or when I will return. Those who are waiting for me without contacting me, too. I don’t know how long it will take, I do not know at what level I will play, but I hope to be with you on the tour again.
The 2009 US Open champion turns 27 this September.
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