In an interview to The Guardian, Juan Martin del Potro commented on Andy Murray's comeback to the competition at the Queen's Club. The 30-year-old Argentinean player said: “He has already won many grand slams and he was world No 1.
He has nothing to lose. If he plays a tennis match without pain, it will be even bigger than winning a tournament. First, he has to be without pain. Then everybody knows how good Andy is. He has the talent to come back, mentally to be good again and also he is one of the guys who can feel the tennis.
He loves it so much. The fans and players are waiting to see him again because he is one of the best”. Recalling Murray's press conference in the Australian Open, del Potro added: "We thought it was the end but for some reason he is still fighting.
Everybody has problems in their life and the smarter people are the ones who know how to find a solution. I think Andy is close to finding that solution”. “I was close to quitting right before the Olympics three years ago.
Then I played a fantastic tournament in Rio. I got the silver medal[losing to Murray] and then Argentina won the Davis Cup for the first time. I’ve made the final of the US Open and semis at the French Open. That’s happened after my injuries, so now I have nothing to lose.
I have already achieved my goals with tennis. Sometimes you feel you are never going to be the same again. With time and motivation in the end you enjoy tennis life, which is what I am doing now”.