A player of any other sport would have been cursing at nature, but Juan Martin del Potro, despite the hard time and discomfort has put his head down and is trying to focus on making another comeback, this time from an injury to his patella on his right knee.
The exact date of del Potro's comeback is not known yet but the Argentine has always seemed like a Phoenix, who arises strongly from the askes. The two-year period between 2014-2015 was dark as he dealt with a recurring wrist injury.
Pain, tears, rehabilitation and, then, finally the return. Since 2016, the Argentinian has won four ATP titles, helped the Argentinian team finally win the Davis Cup, won the silver medal at the Rio Olympics and most of all, he came back to play a Grand Slam final after nine years, again at Flushing Meadows, which he eventually lost to Novak Djokovic.
The victory at Indian Wells against Roger Federer, in March, was one of the most prestigious title wins of his career. After five years, del Potro also qualified for the ATP Finals and, also attained his career-high ranking of no.
3 in the ATP singles ranking. Then came the accursed injury in Shanghai, which seemed not-so-serious at the beginning. "It's a very difficult moment, I feel very sad. It's a blow that leaves me without strength," were his words.
He may need six-seven weeks to rehab, which means that the 2018 season has essentially ended for him. It, however, gives hope that in a few months, del Potro will be able to come back to compete in the ATP Tour in 2019. The wish is to see the Argentinian again on the court without any injuries affecting his chances.
Hopefully, he will manage to overcome this too. Best wishes! ALSO READ: The 5 best matches of last week