UPDATE: Juan Martin Del Potro’s 2014 Season Is Over

by Tom Gainey | October 14th, 2014, 12:43 pm

Juan Martin del Potro has decided to officially end his 2014 season. There was some hope the Argentine would return to Basel to defend his 2013 title, but he announced earlier today that he will make his comeback fresh at the start of 2015.

“I’m training well, but the recovery from the wrist surgery is slow and I’m still not ready to be in the competitive level that allows me to face the best players in the last two tournaments of the year. I prefer to be patient, cautious, and get ready for next year. I don’t suffer any pain in the wrist, I’m feeling better day by day,” del Potro said.

Del Potro hasn’t played since undergoing left wrist surgery last Match. The 26-year-old is currently ranked No. 29, but will play under a protected ranking in 2015.

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9 Comments for UPDATE: Juan Martin Del Potro’s 2014 Season Is Over

Hippy Chick Says:

Dissapointing but he can start a fresh next year,rest up Delpo and im sure you will come back with a bang….

Brando GOAT poster Says:

Not surprised but good hear the recovery is going well. Probably- hopefully when he’s back- will take him about 6 months atleast to get his game and self fully adjusted to the tour. Him being a fighter though- easily top 4 for me on that front- I can see him getting back to the top. Talent and fight has never been a question with Juan Martin!

skeezer Says:

Wrist injuries are such a tricky gig. Glad he’s feeling no pain. It’s a good thing he is giving it some extra time. Wonder where his ranking will be though after Basel?

jane Says:

too bad; looking forward to his return.

Humble Rafa Says:

It also means the Arrogant One’s management company is not making money. That alone should make some people sad.

Steve 27 Says:

too much power his forehand but his wrist cant take it anymore.
He and Gustavo Kuerten are the most unfortuned south american tennis player ever.

Okiegal Says:

@Steve 27

The year he won the USO after watching all his matches I remember thinking if he continues hitting that powerful forehand his wrist wouldn’t last and I was right. I was in awe of how hard he could hit….wow, he’s paying for it now. Hope he gets his game back with no probs!!

Steve 27 Says:

Okiegal, yes, and dont forget the open stance forehand of “Guga” Kuerten, my favorite player of the early 2000s. What a pitty!

Okiegal Says:

@Steve 27

Yeah, you are so right….I guess you could say the demise of their game was self inflicted…..a real shame. Tennis has missed JMD a lot. I mean, the top four weren’t being challenged much…now I’m not saying never, cause the top ones have had their problems too, but I’m meaning on a consistent basis. I wish everyone could be in perfect health and take care of business….but that will never happen!!

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