Del Potro Accepts Wild Cards Into Buenos Aires & Rio de Janeiro

  • Posted: Jan 31, 2022

Juan Martin del Potro has accepted a wild card into next week’s Argentina Open in Buenos Aires and the Rio Open presented by Claro in Rio de Janeiro the week of 14 February, the tournaments announced on Monday.

The ‘Tower of Tandil’, who has climbed as high as No. 3 in the ATP Rankings, has not competed since the 2019 cinch Championships in London at the Queen’s Club. The Argentine has undergone four right knee surgeries since then.

The 33-year-old Del Potro, currently World No. 757, has not played in the Argentina Open, an ATP 250, since 2006 when he was 17. That year, he lost against former World No. 1 Juan Carlos Ferrero.

Del Potro is set to make his debut at the Rio Open presented by Claro, an ATP 500 event. In 2016, the Argentine won the men’s singles silver medal at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

Both the Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro tournaments are held on clay.



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