Juan Martin Del Potro Could Be Back For The US Open
by Tom Gainey | May 1st, 2014, 9:40 am

For Juan Martin del Potro the 2014 season isn’t a complete loss. The Argentine who is recovering from March left wrist surgery said yesterday that he hopes to be back in August or September.

“I still have a couple of months. My idea is to return in August or September, if I recover quickly,” he said via Google translation.

The timeline would allow him to play the US Open or at the latest the fall Asian swing if everything goes well.

Later Thursday, del Potro’s agency released the following statement:
Juan Martin del Potro returned to the Mayo Clinic almost six weeks after his left wrist operation, where he saw his surgeon, Dr. Richard Berger. He has been wearing a special splint to support his wrist while his ligament repairs heal.

Dr. Berger was very pleased with everything about the examination. The ligament repairs have healed exactly as planned, and he will begin an intense period of rehabilitation for regaining motion and strength. This rehabilitation will continue until Juan Martin is ready to re-enter competitive tennis.

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14 Comments for Juan Martin Del Potro Could Be Back For The US Open

Hippy Chic Says:

This is good news,all the best to Delpo your tennis is greatly missed,and hopefully this will cheer Emily up too if shes reading,chin up girl :))))….

TennisVagabond.com Says:

What great news! Imagine having a reinvigorated JMDP joining Stan challenging the Big Four. I’m sure it will take months on tour to get his timing and fitness back judging from his previous time-outs, but the sooner he starts the sooner he gets there.

RZ Says:

That is good news. Hopefully he’ll come back strong.

Perfect fan Says:

This is the best news I’ve read in a long time….thanx TX for posting it.

I was seriously missing the big man and I’m rly happy for him and his fans for this sweet piece of news.

Get well soon DELPO :))

Okiegal Says:

This is great news……don’t rush it……would be my advice. How does a guy stop hitting like he did before his injury? How do you change? Hope he figures out a way, he’s a great competitor….get healthy, my man!!

SG1 Says:

Great news! Agree with Okie. Don’t rush back until everything is fully healed up. When healthy, DelPo can beat anyone on any surface.

Okiegal Says:


He did prove that, no? The 2009 USO was a great tournament, even though he beat Rafa in the semis. Those matches were very exciting. Tennis at its best. I remember thinking while watching DelPo play, wow, he hits so hard, wasn’t surprised when he came up with wrist injuries. Seems like a great guy and I wish him the best of luck!

Emily Says:

Thanks Hippy Chic, this is definitely a happy surprise. My US Open visit wasn’t going to be the same, but with luck, he will get to play. If he gets his left wrist back like he did the right, he could do anything. I just want him to take care of himself until he’s ready again

Hippy Chic Says:

Emily your welcome,glad you decided to tune in,this is indeed great news,everybody has alot of time for Delpo on this forum ;))….

CCback Says:

Wow DelpoBack !! Great news indeed. However really hope he would not over do it. Best of health Delpo, you are one of my favorites.

James Says:

Wonderful news!
Big guy, just make sure your wrist is 100% before you make a comeback. We don’t want to see you get injured again.

Michael Says:

For Del Potro, his body is the villian. The tower of Tandil is physically very weak and his body is brittle not able to withstand the rigours of the sport which demands more. Del Potro announced to the World that he has arrived on the big stage with a swashbuckling win at the US Open beating Rafa and Roger back to back, an unique feat which has a pride of place in Tennis annals. But then he withered not able to live up to the expectations that he raised with that spectacular. Although, with his exploits on court,he did prove that be belonged to the big league, yet results did not match those scaled expectations. Remember, he is yet to win a Master series title in his career despite a major win. Now this wrist injury is playing spoil sport to all his aspirations and ambitions. I am not sure how far he will settle quickly after such a long break. But I hope that he turns around quickly and announce his arrival with a big bang.

SG1 Says:

Okiegal Says:

He did prove that, no? The 2009 USO was a great tournament, even though he beat Rafa in the semis.


He definitely did. My point was that he’s been dangerous on every surface. Good results in Paris at on grass as well. A formidable foe when healthy.

Steve 27 Says:

He will not miss Washington!
Is not better wait more months and return the next year in even better conditions?
I know the US Open series and hardcourt is his beloved time of the year and when he reached his maximum sucess and memories definitely make what we are.
Otherwise, my best wishes for him

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