ATP Injuries Mount: Juan Martin Del Potro Withdraws From Paris

by Staff | November 6th, 2011, 11:05 pm

The long, grinding season is really taking a toll of the top ATP players. With already a half dozen of the Top 20 on the injury mend, we can now add Juan Martin Del Potro to that list.

The Argentine announced today that he has withdrawn from the Paris Indoors Masters and thus ending his hopes of qualifying for the year-end London Masters.

“My shoulder started bothering me in Valencia and it got worse after each round. Now I have to rest and start rehab,” Del Potro said.

Del Potro would have had to reach the finals in Paris to have any chance for London. But he now joins Rafael Nadal on the sidelines during Paris. The two former US Open champions will clash next month for the Davis Cup title in Spain.

Robin Soderling has also pulled out of Paris. Mardy Fish and Janko Tipsarevic, both with hamstring injuries, Novak Djokovic (shoulder) and Andy Murray (gluteal muscle) are also questionable for the ATP’s final regular event of the season.

Murray is scheduled to play doubles tomorrow, so the Scot appears to be in much better health.

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19 Comments for ATP Injuries Mount: Juan Martin Del Potro Withdraws From Paris

BT Says:

Sad news to see Delpo injured again. Hope he can come back strong next year.

Tipsy has been playing a lot of tennis in recent weeks.

skeezerweezer Says:

Rest and hit the weight room hard Delpo, and get the upper body strong like the big guy you are! Hope you have a monster of a season in 2012.

dari Says:

Hope JMdP is more healthy in 2012.
Now just rest and rehab until D-cup and take the trophy!

dari Says:

And miss Soderling a little, too. he has been down for a looong time with illness. It will be interesting to see how he comes out in 2012, though I hear he has already canceled Brisbane! :(

Colin Says:

Murray is playing doubles. At the moment he and Hutchins are trailing Almagro/Marrero 4-3 in the first set. It might be best if they lose, so Andy can concentrate on the singles, but at least he’s fit enough to play. I can’t seem to get a stream to watch – anyone else watching the match? If so, does Andy look OK?

Dc Says:

The entire group of top players in the tennis field have had to pay the price for defeating Fed.
Every player who has overtaken Fed or has seriously attempted to has had to do so using extreme physical efforts leading to serious injuries.

Then they complain that the schedule is too tight. The schedule is just fine. The running & physical exertion you undergo do to win every point is the culprit.

Kimberly Says:

I am colino6 and I are bbomg the draw challenge on the meaningless picks, wait til it gets further. Cilic hosed me again! Although the whole section of Cilic verdasco berdych is bracket breaker galore

Kimmi Says:

so many mini upsets today, horrible!

roy Says:


these kinds of theories are absurd. and i’m sick of hearing about how federer never sweats, runs on fairy dust etc.
federer isn’t some magical creature who wins without exertion. he scrambles as much as anyone and puts a lot of effort into defense.
he simply has a body without significant mechanical flaws which means he’s avoided injury.

haas, safin, rafter, philipousis, dent etc, were they grinders? not even close. and they actually scrambled less than federer, played less than federer, yet had major physical problems, career ending problems, simply by having bad luck with their body structures.

jane Says:

Ha ha, Kimberly: so true about Berdy/Cilic/Hotsauce. I went with Cilic and of course he lost. But you never know with these guys.

dari, I agree about Soderling/Soda – it seems so long since he has played!

Dc Says:

I apologize for my absurd comments. I should try to emulate the meaningful, insightful and intelligent analysis you & others have been providing on this website.

Please share with all of us what you don’t find absurd and we will all try to post comments in sync with your ideas and theories.

Wog boy Says:

I know this has nothing to do with tennis but I just feel sad that great champ Smokin’ Joe is notwith us any more. I still remember 70’s and waking up 3am Belgrade time to watch with my father those unforgetable fights with GOAT M. Ali. Boxing was never the same after.
You had Lion heart, RIP my champ Smokin’ Joe.

P. S. I hope You didn’t mind for posting this if you did I am sorry.

RSP Says:

Unrelated to this article, but does anyone know why the ATP site claims that Bopanna/qureshi have qualified for the season-ending championships? What happens if Frystenberg/Matkowski beat Butorac/Rojer for the Paris title (and Bopanna/Qureshi lose in the first round)?

Brando Says:

@Wog boy: There is no need to apologise, at least to me. I did not know we had lost a great champion until i saw your post.

Frazier was an absolute warrior, a legend and his fights with the greatest sportsman of all time, Muhammad Ali, are a big part of popular culture in a way that no other sporting event throughout history is.

RIP smokin’ joe frazier and condolences to your family and admirers.

Swiss Maestro Says:

DC @ 3:35

LOL! great reply! i find it funny how some people try to qualify a spectacular achievement like fed’s efficient play as his good luck or other people’s bad luck!

Wog boy Says:

@Brando: nicely said and very true.

Wog boy Says:

Novak has 1.6 million reasons to play Paris, at least first round :-)

Sean Randall Says:

Wog boy, uncanny, we think alike.

Wog boy Says:

@Sean: I see what you mean :))

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