Juan Martin del Potro provided fans with a positive update on Thursday.
The former World No. 3 declared that he is hoping to make his return next February at the Argentina Open in Buenos Aires and the Rio Open presented by Claro in Rio de Janeiro. The ‘Tower of Tandil’ has not competed in two-and-a-half years due to multiple right knee surgeries.
“I’ve been training really hard. Some days are better than others, but always with the hope of coming back to compete early next year,” Del Potro said. “It would be very special to come back in Buenos Aires and then play in Rio. As you can imagine, I’m giving my all every day so we can meet again very soon. I’ll keep you all updated with my progress. Take care ?.”
The Argentine star last played a tournament at the 2019 cinch Championships at Queen’s Club. Del Potro has battled back from injury on multiple occasions during his career, earning Comeback Player of the Year in the ATP Awards in 2011 and 2016.
The 33-year-old is No. 755 in the FedEx ATP Rankings. He has won 22 tour-level titles, including an ATP Masters 1000 triumph at the 2018 BNP Paribas Open and a major victory at the 2009 US Open.