Juan Martin del Potro withdraws from Cincinnati Masters

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Juan Martin del Potro withdraws from Cincinnati Masters

Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro has withdrawn from the Cincinnati Masters. The Argentine last played in Queen's -- where he fractured his kneecap for the second time in the past eight months. The 30-year-old is now recovering from the surgery he underwent in Barcelona to repair his kneecap.

Unfortunately, it means that del Potro will once again miss Cincinnati. The 30-year-old has played in Cincinnati six times so far in his career. Del Potro made back-to-back semifinals in Cincinnati in 2012 and 2013 respectively.

The Argentine then missed the next three editions of the Cincinnati event due to injuries. World No. 12 del Potro returned to Cincinnati in 2017 and also played at the tournament last year. In his last Cincinnati appearance, del Potro made the quarterfinal before losing to David Goffin.

Meanwhile, a place in the Cincinnati main draw has opened for world No. 43 Jordan Thompson following the withdrawal of del Potro. The 25-year-old Australian is set to debut in Cincinnati as he has no previous appearances at the tournament. The Cincinnati Masters will take place from August 11-18.