Juan Martin Del Potro: Last Year My Goal Was No. 1, Now It’s to Play Well Again [Video]
by Tom Gainey | January 9th, 2011, 2:48 pm

Juan Martin Del Potro met with the tennis media earlier today at the Medibank International in Sydney.

In this press conference, the big Argentine speaks openly about his struggles last year, his premature return in the fall and his goals and outlook for the 2011 season.

Some bites:

”When I went here last year in Australia my goal was to be No. 1 before March. And now I think my goal is play well again,” he said.

“”After Tokyo, we take a decision to stop the season and have a good recovery and then for seven or eight weeks training hard to get be in shape for 2011.”

“I have very bad moments last year,” he said. “I had an operation, I feel very bad last year. But now I have different feelings. I am playing again.”

The “wildcard” entrant will play Feliciano Lopez in the first round.

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6 Comments for Juan Martin Del Potro: Last Year My Goal Was No. 1, Now It’s to Play Well Again [Video]

jane Says:

Wow to be number 1 before March last year? Lofty goals he had. No wonder he felt so badly after the injury. But i think he is on the right track to use the beginning of this season to fine tune his game and play well again. He will, no doubt!

dari Says:

Really hope for the best for him. I think I put him too high in my top ten, he probably shouldn’t be in there at all! But if such a miracle could happen, I would be very happy for him.
Best to him for a great start to the year!

M Says:

Congratulations on your close match with Feli, Juan Martín!
We believe in you! Vamos!

Steve Says:

I’m afraid we’ll see a lot of this guy in the next few years. I find his style and manner on court almost as annoying as Nadal, hoping that a Federer who is playing better again can handle the strong Argentine.

scineram Says:

This is how a comeback match should look like. The quicker to top 10 the better.

Skeezerweezer Says:

DP is a big plus for the game of Tennis. Wish him the best, and that he takes his time, enjoys the ride. He will get back to form soon enough. His talent, humbleness, and appreciation to his fans and the game will see him through hi comeback. Go DP!

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