Juan Martin Del Potro Withdraws From The Australian Open
by Staff | December 31st, 2018, 11:11 pm

The first big name to pull out of the Australian Open is world No. 5 Juan Martin del Potro. The Argentine fractured his knee last fall in Shanghai and has yet to recover from the injury in time to go to Australia.

“I hope you have a great 2019. Recovery is going great and I will tell you later where I will be making my comeback,” he posted on twitter. “Unfortunately it won’t happen in Australia, I’ll miss you @AustralianOpen, but I’m happy with my progress ☺️

“Happy New Year! Enjoy!”

It’s the fourth time in the last five years Del Potro has missed the Australian Open. Last year, after reaching the Auckland final, he lost in the third round to Tomas Berdych in Melbourne.

2018 was the first year since 2012 that Del Potro was able to play all four Grand Slams. It won’t happen this year for the 30-year-old.

Richard Gasquet is also out of the Australian Open.

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7 Comments for Juan Martin Del Potro Withdraws From The Australian Open

Willow Says:

Any top 10 contest TX ?

Daniel Says:

Djoko starting strong in Doha, already 4-1

Daniel Says:

Djoko was on fire! Great start for the season.

Van Persie Says:

and Djoko did it the easy way. A shame I could not see the match. Surprised that Wawa beat KK,so a good start for Stan as well.

Feel sorry for DelPo. Hoped to see him at this AO and did read the news about Andy on the other thread. Who knows, perhaps he will have a better year.

lylenubbins Says:

Healthy, motivated Novak – – look out!!

El_matador Says:

I wont get my hopes up any more when delpo comes back & starts playing well again..inevitably it always ends in another injury & heartbreak..i’m grateful for the great moments he delivered🤘🤘..& to come back again & again after such serious injuties,this man really has a heart of a lion..you’ll never walk alone boss❤

Daniel Says:

Federer looked good in Hopman Cup against Tiafoe as well, and Nadal even tough lost in Abu Dhabi to Anderson was making some crazy aggressive return winners, but seems he was trying to shorten the points as he didn’t want to spent too much time on court. But the main game for al of them is there, lest see who clicks it better in AO.

Still think is Djoko, Fed, Cilic or Anderson tourney.

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