Juan Martin Del Potro Suffered A Broken Finger During His Epic Davis Cup Win Over Marin Cilic
by Staff | November 28th, 2016, 8:05 pm

Juan Martin del Potro capped an incredible comeback season Sunday by leading Argentina to its first Davis Cup win in beating Croatia 3-2 in Zagreb.

Del Potro won both singles rubbers defeating Ivo Karlovic on Friday and then overcoming a 2-0 set deficit to deny Marin Cilic 6-7(4), 2-6, 7-5, 6-4, 6-3 in four hours, 53 minutes.

During the win over Cilic, del Potro actually broke a finger early in the final set, but battled on to victory to level with Croatia 2-2.

“It happened when I tried to catch a ball in the fifth set,” del Potro said of the injury. “My finger is broken but I won’t mind one bit if we win the Davis Cup.”

Del Potro finished 2015 ranked No. 590. This year he ends No. 38 after posting a 32-12 record with a silver in Rio, quarterfinals at the US Open and wins over Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Stan Wawrinka among others. And he went 8-1 in Davis Cup single play with the big victory this weekend.

“This was an emotionally exhausting match and one of the biggest wins of my career,” del Potro said. “Thanks to all those who prevented me from retiring, I was very close to never playing again and, well, here I am.”

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21 Comments for Juan Martin Del Potro Suffered A Broken Finger During His Epic Davis Cup Win Over Marin Cilic

Humble Rafa Says:

Fans supporting their country, great matches, great finish..Everything is so wrong. We should move this Davis Cup thing to a neutral country (hopefully with a lot of money) quickly before it gets out of hand.

Humble Rafa Says:

On a minor note, with the Elf playing well again feeds 2 people in a family of 6 in Switzerland. Those little buggers eats a lot.

chrisford1 Says:

How do you break a finger catching a tennis ball??

SG1 Says:

get a hard hit ball off the end of your finger. my friend hurt his thumb that way.

Humble Rafa Says:

How do you break a finger catching a tennis ball??

I once touched a hot plate and couldn’t play for a while. Things happen to some people. The special ones.

Others walk on water.


J-Kath Says:

Couldn’t resist sending this for Okie. AM, Willow and other Nadal fans. Rafa looks really good.


J-Kath Says:

Whoops – will try again…………

Giles Says:

He always looks good, hair or no hair! :)

AndyMira Says:

Awww!JK..You’re so sweet..Thank so much..But,i’m confused..the other day,i read the article that said,we’ll only be able to see Rafa’s new look in 6 months..

Willow Says:

Thanks for the article J-Kath, hair or no hair Rafa still looks mighty fine ;-)) ….

Willow Says:

J-Kath / AM /Okie if your reading, im toying with the idea of a new monikor, not yet but in the new year at some point, i like Morgana La Fey, White Witch, Lady of the Lake, Moon Goddess, Forest Spirit to name but a few, what do you gals think ?….

BTW Sean Randall and staff, ill still always be honest about who i am fear not ! ….

AndyMira Says:

Willow!Good for you sis..Emm..i like Morgana La Fey,Lady of the Lake and Moon Goddess..it’s unique..

J-Kath Says:

Willow: Looks to mme as if he’s got his new hair. Looks cute.

AM: Yes, Was surprised it came so soon – looks good enuf though.

Wllow: Forest Spirit my favourite – but U are the decider.

Bye folks am off again…just couldn’t resist sending in the cute picture of Rafa.

J-Kath Says:

Oh, before I go back into my underground bunker – Happy Birthday Willow – 7th Dec. memorable date for many reasons.

Willow Says:

Thankyou J-Kath and to you too my dear, hope you have a lovely day, whatever it is your doing, come back soon though, and thanks also for the Rafa pictures, missing his tennis win or lose, so a Rafa fix is just the ticket CHEERS;-)) ….

Willow Says:

AndyMira /J-Kath well they all fit my real life persona CHEERS ;-)) ….

AndyMira Says:

@JK…Wish you all the happiness in the world..and please come back here again with fresh mind and soul..

@Willow..Can’t wait to ‘see’ your new moniker..Surprise us please!

Okiegal Says:

@wllow I love the moon…..so Moon Goddess for me!

@JK…..thanks for Rafa link ! Hair grows fast so he will have a full Head in no time! I guess we will soon see how the procedure worked out for himl πŸ’‡β€β™‚οΈπŸ’‡β€β™‚οΈπŸ’‡β€β™‚οΈ

AndyMira Says:

@Willow…Since you’re fascinated with the moon..I welcomed you to listen to this..


@M and other dear posters who’s in the winter mood atm..here’s for you guys..It’s called Wintersun…

Willow Says:

Thankyou ladies ;-)) ….

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