Juan Martin Del Potro Confirms Return To Tennis At Brisbane
by Tom Gainey | November 29th, 2014, 11:57 am

After surgery to his left wrist in March, Juan Martin del Potro will make his return to tennis at the start of the year at Brisbane, the tournament announced earlier this week.

In a star-studded field, del Potro will be joined by Roger Federer, US Open champion Marin Cilic, Kei Nishikori, Grigor Dimitrov, Milos Raonic and Lleyton Hewitt.

“To have eight Grand Slam champions, five of the world’s top 11 men – as well as Juan Martin del Potro with an injury protected ranking of No.7 – and four of the top 10 women commit to Brisbane is a fantastic result, and certainly highlights the players’ regard for the tournament,” said tournament director Cameron Pearson.

Del Potro, who is currently ranked No. 138 but will use a protected ranking of 7 in 2015, is continuing his training both on and off the court in Argentina.

“Otro muy lindo día de entrenamiento /// another great training day,” he wrote on Facebook.

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12 Comments for Juan Martin Del Potro Confirms Return To Tennis At Brisbane

Brando GOAT Poster Says:

Vamos Delpo, great news!

jane Says:

happy to hear that juan martin will be back; he was a little bit trepidatious the last time he returned. i wonder if he’ll be different this time because he’s had so much time to recuperate.

Hippy Chick Says:

Welcome back Delpo this is indeed fantastic news,hope he and Rafa return with a bang,especially for Emiley if your tuning in :-D….

armend Says:

Truly great to see that Delpo will be back. I am intrigued to see how he will deal with the relative surging newcomers in Nishikori, Raonic, Cilic and Dimitrov. Let alone what the battles will be like with the top 3 :)

Emily Says:

@HC, definitely tuning in. Pretty tough draw for his first tournament back, but he has a protected ranking. I think the comeback will be smoother than after his first surgery and he’s hungry to reassert himself to the younger generation.

Michael Says:

Very eager to watch Del Potro play once again. I wish him all the best and an injury free career from hereon. What a tragedy that this man’s career has been totally ransacked and cut short by his physical ailments which have plagued him now and then and affected his overall fortunes. I hope Del Potro is now fully recovered and play with brutal power that he is always used to.

Okiegal Says:

I can hardly wait to see how DelPo does with his comeback……he’s been away for a long time. Good luck to him, I know his fans are anxious to have him on the scene again!!

Michael Says:

Okiegal, Honestly, it would take sometime for Del Potro to settle in. It has been quite a long lay off indeed and I am just sceptical of his prospects initially in the circuit. More and more tournaments and matches can only allow Del Potro in his groove and show his mojo.

Tennis Island Says:

It is good to have him back. His spectacular game was missing on tour

TennisVagabond.com Says:

Can’t wait to see him back

Okiegal Says:

@Michael…..I’m sure it will take him awhile to get it together, it should be interesting. Hope the wrist is fully recovered and he doesn’t get it back in the same shape……he’s a very hard hitter!
Best if luck to him and hope he gets good results on his comeback. I loved his play at the USO the year he won it…..He was amazing!!

Alekhya Says:

Its happy to here that Martin is back.Eagerly waiting for his match.

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