Juan Martin Del Potro, already ruled out of both the French Open and Wimbledon as he recovers from a wrist operation, has now ruled out any chance of defending the U.S. Open title he won last September.
The Argentine, currently ranked no.5 in the world but inactive since the Australian Open, underwent surgery in Rochester, Minnesota at the beginning of May.
Del Potro, aged 21, delayed surgery and viewed it as a last resort but had been troubled by his wrist for most of the time since his memorable Flushing Meadows campaign which saw him beat both Rafael Nadal in the semi final and then Roger Federer in the final.
Immediately after the operation, Del Potro declared the recovery is a prolonged process and would depend of many factors. He has now announced: “If all goes well, I'd return after the U.S. Open. The tournament is and always will be very special for me, all my life but I don't want to rush things."
Obviously plans are very vague for the Tandil-resident at the current time but he has set the Paribas Open at Paris’ Bercy Stadium in early November as a potential comeback date.
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