According to reports, Juan Martin del Potro might play the Australian Open and the lead up event in Auckland where his 2017 season is set to begin.
“If I’m being smart, I know that I have 15 days of practice left for Australia and for my first tournament [ASB Classic], and that’s a goal I’m not going to make,” del Potro told AAP.
Adding from Reuters, the Argentine isn’t in a rush to play in Melbourne.
“What I need is to have someone get me physically fit enough to last the whole year,” del Potro said. “There’s a fortnight to the Australia Open and I’m unlikely to make that objective.
“We’re looking at what the priority is. If tennis waited for me for two years, Australia can wait for me for one more.”
With his off season training behind schedule, might del Potro be cautious and skip the Australian swing? The 28-year-old last played in Melbourne in 2014.
He is still slated to playing two exhibition matches against David Ferrer in Buenos Aires on December 27-28.
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