Juan Martin Del Potro: My Left Knee Is A “Constant Bother”, But I Try Not To Think About It
by Tom Gainey | May 30th, 2012, 12:59 pm

Following a four set win today over Edouard Roger-Vasselin in the French Open second round, Juan Martin Del Potro spoke again about his ailing left knee he first injured after playing Madrid.

“This is something that bothers me. This is true. It’s a constant bother,” Del Potro admitted. “So what I try and do is not to think about it. I try and do my best with my tennis. And when I’m out there on the court I try not to think too much about the fact that it really bothers me. So today and tomorrow I’ll continue with my treatment and the necessary practice, what I usually do. I want to be ready when I’m on the courts.”

Del Potro, who was a French Open semifinalist in 2009, said the knee isn’t getting worse, which is positive news for his fans. “No, it has not worsened. The trend is rather positive,” he said.

“But I try not to think about it at all. What’s important for me is to be right there on the courts, to be aggressive, offensive all the time, even though, as I said, it bothers me so that I can dictate the game so that it wouldn’t be even worse.”

Del Potro will have a day off before returning to play on Friday against No. 21 seed Marin Cilic in the third round.

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5 Comments for Juan Martin Del Potro: My Left Knee Is A “Constant Bother”, But I Try Not To Think About It

Roger Federer Fan Says:

Oh what a pity !!!!
All our sympathies are with you DelPo….get well soon.

It would have been awesome if the same news was about Rafa’s knees…..we all would have got a great opportunity to diss Rafa…..by this time all our Federer fans would have filled this thread with some fabulous comments about Rafa.

Brando Says:


Miles Says:

Del Potro is the third known victim of Tiriac’s blue “clay” (Serena – back, Federer – hip).

He explained in more detail in Spanish after his first match:
“I couldn’t play better due to the pain in my knee; I slipped a couple of times at the Masters 1000 in Madrid and after that I have problems with my knee. Since then I’ve been under physiotherapy. It hurts when I push off and particularly when I serve.”

dari Says:

I hate seeing anyone hurt let alone dear del potro. Best to him in.recovery and tough one against cilic coming up

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