Eager to make another push, former world no. 3 Juan Martin del Potro will undergo the fourth knee surgery in Chicago on Tuesday. The Argentine is not ready to call it a career despite constant knee troubles in the last couple of years, deciding to take the eighth surgery overall since 2010 and extend his tennis journey for a couple of more years.
After showing his best tennis and becoming a Major contender again, the Argentine fractured his right kneecap against Borna Coric in Shanghai 2018. Del Potro returned in Delray Beach next February and played only five tournaments and 12 matches before experiencing the same injury against Denis Shapovalov at Queen's in June!
Juan Martin underwent surgery in Barcelona a couple of days later and started training again.
Juan Martin del Potro will undergo the fourth knee surgery.
The pain wouldn't go away, and the Argentine had to skip the last year's Australian Open for the fifth time in the previous six years!
Juan Martin underwent surgeries in January and August, hoping to get back on the court but still missing all the action since June 2019. Giving a one more try, del Potro will undergo the fourth right knee surgery in Chicago on Tuesday, hoping to play injury-free after that and compete at the Tokyo Olympics this summer.
The 32-year-old claimed his last ATP titles in 2018, conquering Acapulco and Indian Wells and playing the US Open final before that first setback in Shanghai that ruined his career. "Hey there! I wanted to say hello and tell you I'm currently in Chicago.
I've been consulting Dr. Jorge Chahla, and the news is that tomorrow I'll undergo another surgery on my knee. We've tried conservative therapy, but the pain is still there. He knows I want to play tennis again and compete at the Olympics, so we agreed that surgery should be done as soon as possible.
Of course, these last few weeks weren't easy for me. Everything's so hard since my father's passing. But also, I feel the strength he sends me from above. I had this day in which I woke up and called the doctor. I knew I had to try again.
I hope I can overcome this painful situation, and I won't stop trying. Of course, your messages and best wishes are always welcomed. Thanks for love, and take care," Juan Martin del Potro said.