The fact that Juan Martin del Potro wasn't willing to play Davis Cup after the remarkable success last year in the final won against Croatia by 3-2, was clear since December when the World No. 28 was asked if he was available to play the first round World Group draw against Italy.
In a recent interview to ESPN Tennis on Sunday at the US Open, the Tandil native, that will turn 29 next month, said: 'Orsanic (the captain) has been aware of my thoughts about Davis Cup and my future for a long time.
Being part of this dreamy team and winning the title was like if we removed a spine because I had lost two finals (in 2011 and 2008). I feel calm and done in this way because thank to God Argentina won the title.' 'So now you will enjoy your career as singles player', replied ESPN journalist.
'I'd like to enjoy it winning more', del Potro admitted. 'But the most important thing for me is to be healthy and not to suffer any wrist or hip injuries that influenced me recently. In the last phase of my career I'd like to compete the way I did.' It wasn't definitely a remarkable season for del Potro, who played only a few tournaments and didn't get good results.