Argentine Juan Martin del Potro withdrew his name from the French Open today. The 27-year-old is still working his way back from multiple left wrist surgeries and likely doesn’t want to risk further damage on the strenuous clay.
“We decided that the smartest move is to start my preparation for the grass season,” del Potro said on his Facebook page. “The list of tournaments is yet to be confirmed, but I hope to play as much as possible.
“Sorry for my fans at Roland Garros, I am going to miss you one more year. See you in 2017!”
Del Potro hasn’t played the French Open since 2012 when he made the quarterfinals losing from two sets up to Roger Federer. He also reached the semifinals in 2009.
This clay season, del Potro made the quarters at Munich losing to Dominic Thiem and the second round at Madrid where he fell to Jack Sock.
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