Novak Djokovic recently called it a season due to an elbow injury, and if there is a player who can understand him more than everyone, that's Juan Martin del Potro who dealt with a wrist injury for many years, and he is still dealing with it.
After his first round win over Lukas Lacko, the Tandil native spoke about Djokovic and said: 'My advice (to Novak Djokovic) is to have good times at home with the kids and you will be strong enough when you are ready to come back.
My wrist bothers me sometimes with the conditions and the weather. I have to be aware of that. I’m looking forward to playing a few more years. When you get older you must be smart for training. Now I need to work hard. I lose many positions because of my injuries.' He is ranked world no.
32, which is forcing him to play against best players in the early round. On Thursday in Washington del Potro will face the second seeded player Kei Nishikori. 'I don't care if I'm 30 or 50. I just want to play tennis,' said del Potro.
'I would like to be in the top position for sure one day in the future but I know how difficult it is... I'm still playing tennis and I love what I do. I'm so happy for that. I like to play here (in Washington). I always play good tennis in the United States.
This tournament is special for me because I have many Argentinean fans who come to watch me. The American people like my game, too.” Speaking about strong Washington field headlined by four top ten players, del Potro recognized: 'I think this will be almost a (Masters] 1000 tournament.
It will be a really interesting tournament to watch and to play.' ALSO READ: Del Potro, Wawrinka, Berdych and many more congratulate Roger Federer