Injury-plagued Juan Martin Del Potro have unexpectedly announced that he has parted ways with both his coach Franco Davín, as well as his physical trainer Martiniano Orazi. The former world No.4 has been working with Davin since 2008.
Under the guidance of Davin, Del Potro has claimed 13 ATP titles between 2009-2014 including the 2009 US Open crown and an Olympic bronze medal. Del Potro has also worked with physical trainer Martiniano Orazi since 2008. There was no reason given to his separation as the Argentine released a brief statement on his official Facebook account.
Hello everyone. I wanted to tell you that Franco and Martiniano are no longer part of my team. I'm really grateful for the years we've worked together and I wish them the very best. I'm also thankful to their families for their warm support that goes beyond tennis. The announcement comes admit a period of uncertainty for Del Potro’s future.
On June 18th he underwent an operation on his left wrist for the third time. The troublesome wrist issue has resulted in the 26-year-old missing a large proportion of the 2014 and 2015 season. Speaking shortly before his third operation, the Argentine maintained that he is determined to return to the tour one day.
“I’ve spent some tough weeks and months. Some sad days, some dark days. Not much light at the end of the tunnel because of my serious wrist injury,”. Del Potro said.
“But the good part of the story is, I don’t give up.”
“If there’s one thing I want to do is to fight for what I love and that is to play tennis.” Del Potro is currently rehabilitating his wrist.
On July 1st he had the stitches from his cast removed and will use a splint for the ‘next few weeks’. Due to being sidelined from the tour, he has fallen down to 569th in the world rankings.