Juan Martin Del Potro Opens 2017 Season With A Win In Delray Beach
by Staff | February 22nd, 2017, 9:01 am
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Among the last to take the court in 2017 was Juan Martin del Potro. And popular Argentine skipped the first six weeks of the season to rest and recover from a strong second half to last year, and so far so good.

Last night in Delray Beach, del Potro beat fellow-former champion and Kevin Anderson 6-4, 6-4.

“It’s not easy in my first match to show good tennis but I think I did well,” del Potro said. “I survived in the first game of my serve, and then I started to serve much better. I started to feel the ball better and better. And I think for the conditions tonight, we made a good tennis match and always the most important thing is when you don’t feel 100% is trying to win the match and I did.”

Del Potro is coming off three wrist surgeries, most recently two on his left wrist which is crucial for his backhand.

“I think I did well with my slices but I could improve my two-handed backhand a lot,” he said. “For being my first match of the season, I think it’s okay, but I need to keep working hard and start to find the way to make winners with my backhand as well.”

The 28-year-old del Potro will next face Damir Dzumhur in the second round on Thursday.

Other results included wins by Jack Sock, Milos Raonic and Steve Johnson. Donald Young upset No. 2 seed Ivo Karlovic and Steve Darcis took out Bernard Tomic. Tommy Haas also lost.

Today, Raonic will face Borna Coric.


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3 Comments for Juan Martin Del Potro Opens 2017 Season With A Win In Delray Beach

Amit Says:

Best of Luck Juan!!! 😇😇😇


lylenubbins Says:

Delpo looked great! Anderson not easy to beat on hard courts in windy conditions.


Tennis Vagabond Says:

Great news! Anderson is a solid player. He could very well make the semis before facing Milos. That would be an exciting one to watch. They may need some extra balls.

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