Juan Martin del Potro reveals what will decide his desired US Open return

Del Potro hopes to play at least one more US Open.

by Dzevad Mesic
Juan Martin del Potro reveals what will decide his desired US Open return

Juan Martin del Potro says his heart wants him to make one final US Open appearance but admits his mind and body might think otherwise. Del Potro, 34, retired from pro tennis in Buenos Aires in 2022 February. In 2019 June, del Potro suffered a major knee injury at the Queen's Club.

Three and a half years later, del Potro returned for just one match in Buenos Aires so his retirement could come on the court. Now, del Potro - who won his first and lone Grand Slam title at the 2009 US Open - is hoping to be able to play at least one match at this year's US Open.

Del Potro: If in a month my body tells me I can't play, I'll listen

“With the US Open I have an internal desire that is to step on the court for the last time and play a worthy match. My health sends me messages that are not compatible with that desire.

If in a month the body tells me that I can't do it, that I choose another way to close my career, I'm going to listen to it. But every day I get up to fulfill my wish until I have to make an announcement," del Potro told Pagina12.

Del Potro, a former world No 3, had a career marked by injuries. When del Potro became a Grand Slam champion in 2009, many expected the Argentine to clinch more Majors. But then injuries struck. "This challenge is different from the previous ones.

Today I do not have a super happy life, because I see Roland Garros and I want to play, but I have to listen to my physique and accept that the body makes me look for another path in life," del Potro said. It remains to be seen if del Potro will be able to compete at the US Open.

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