Juan Martin Del Potro Will Decide Soon If He’ll Defend His Basel Title
by Tom Gainey | October 14th, 2014, 10:40 am

According to a DPA report, Juan Martin del Potro still could play next week in Basel where the Argentine is the defending champion.

Del Potro has been sidelined since March after undergoing surgery on his left wrist. The 26-year-old is said to be weighing the option of coming back for Basel and Paris or simply making a fresh return at the start of 2015.

Del Potro is currently ranked No. 29. Basel begins next Monday so his decision on the season should be coming today or tomorrow. Del Potro beat Roger Federer is the 2013 Basel final.

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4 Comments for Juan Martin Del Potro Will Decide Soon If He’ll Defend His Basel Title

Perfect fan Says:

Wow….the big man is looking really handsome n cool in that hair style. :)

Come back soon gentle giant….come show us those monstrous forehands, pleeeeeease :))

Btw, I feel thr shud be a poll on whether delpo will stick to his laser forehands, once back on tour….or will he tone it down to extend his career..

My vote: he will blow away his opponents with his bazookas ;)

Okiegal Says:

He better change it up a little bit, or he’ll be back where he started. I commented before his wrist issue how hard he hit the ball and thought to myself how does he keep from injuring himself…..Well he didn’t. Take care big guy, tennis need you!! I hope he can get it back……Love to watch this guy play….and such a shame about his wrist, he’s been out a long time.

elina Says:

Del Potro already announced today that he will not play for the rest of 2014 and will focus on 2015:

Despite the positive recovery of my wrist and the progress in my overall physical condition, I have decided not to take part in the end-of-year European tournaments.
I´m currently not at the 100% capacity required to confront this challenges. I intend to take a more patient approach to this preparation phase and focus on a sound 2015 return.
Your constant support, good wishes and caring have been and will continue to be of the upmost importance along this journey. I am deeply thankful and I believe that during next year I´ll be able to repay you, doing what I do best.

Okiegal Says:


Thanks for posting this. He was once a great talent, and I hope he manages to pick up where he left off. He is a fun guy to watch…… so sorry for him. He’s been out of action way too long. Good luck to the gentle giant!

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