Juan Martin Del Potro has suffered a littany of injury issues that have held back what could arguably have been a greater tennis career. The 32-year-old has had multiple surgeries over the years and has not played professionlly since 2019. However, after undergoing a fourth knee surgery recently, he is now training for a comeback. He took to social media to pose a video of himself working out in the gym. Del Potro can be seen sporting a brace on his right knee. He can also be spotted doing some basic training with a medicine ball. The Argentine is expected to return to the tour some time later this year.
The ATP Tour’s official Twitter account reposted the video of Juan Martin del Potro with the caption “There’s no quit in this man”.
There’s no quit in this man 💪
— ATP Tour (@atptour) April 6, 2021
Del Potro’s most notable accomplishment in the sport came when he won the US Open in 2009.
He beat both Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer en route to a maiden grand slam win. However, he hasn’t tasted any success in one of the big four tournaments since.
He did, however, win a silver medal in the 2016 Olympics at Rio de Janeiro as well as a bronze medal in the 2012 London Olympics.
The focus of tennis stars currently is to get ready for the French Open 2021. Most players are switching to training on clay in preparation for Roland Garros.
The tournament is currently scheduled for May 17-June 6 but it could well be postponed again. This is due to a recent surge of coronavirus cases in France. France entered a nationwide lockdown this Saturday to curb the spread of the virus.
“We are in discussion with them (the French Tennis Federation, which organises the event) to see if we should change the date to coincide with a possible resumption of all sports and major events,” French Sports Minister Roxana Maracineanu told France Info radio late on Saturday.
“Today, although high-level sport has been preserved, we try to limit the risks of clusters, of spreading the virus within professional sports.”