Del Potro split with his girlfriend: 'I didn't have the best preparation'


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Del Potro split with his girlfriend: 'I didn't have the best preparation'

Juan Martin del Potro didn't play so much so far this year. The Argentine player reached Auckland final and then the Australian Open third round. Now that it's in late February, the Argentine re-starts from the Delray Beach Open where he is making his third consecutive appearance.

'I am happy to keep playing tennis after all my issues', del Potro said in a conference call on Tuesday. 'Being in the top 10 is something good but I still have many things to improve. Being in the first positions is impressive, I enjoy it a lot and I don't know if I will keep advancing.

This is a very beautiful tournament and it's good to start this swing ahead of the next tournaments.' Del Potro's schedule depends also on the rankings and vice-versa. 'I try to keep (myself) healthy but I also want to keep the ranking that cost me a lot.

For this tournament, I didn't have the best preparation due to personal reasons that I am going through, but I will be doing better as time goes on.' The 29-year-old clearly referred to him splitting with the famous singer Jimena Baron after dating each other for a year or so.

Due to both people's careers, a lot of traveling, they decided not to be in a relationship anymore. ALSO READ: Roger Federer's fitness trainer fuels speculation about his clay season .