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Del Potro is back

by TN

Juan Martin Del Potro is back on the ATP Tour! He has accepted wildcards into Argentina Open in Buenos Aires and Rio Open in Rio de Janeiro.

Delpo is back on tour from the third week of February. Del Potro is one of those players who can beat anyone and win pretty much any tournament when he is playing his best tennis. Sadly, his career has been marred by injuries. Del Potro hasn’t played a professional tennis match since 2019, but can hopefully be in good shape for the upcoming tournaments. During his time off the tour he has undergone four (!) knee surgeries. Dios mio!

So let’s all say Vamos Delpo and hope he returns in good form with some fantastic Thorhands!

Thiem’s return postponed

In less positive news, Dominic Thiem’s return to the tour in Cordoba was postponed due to a hand injury.

“In the last days, I suffered a minor injury between my knuckles, a little strain of my ligament. The positive thing is the wrist is perfectly fine, but I’m suffering pain in my hand and also lacking practice, so I have to pull out,” Thiem said. “I’m very sad, but I’m going to come back once I’m 100 per cent fit, and thank you so much for the great and warm welcome I had here in Cordoba.”

Thiem hasn’t played since June and this postponement came rather unexpectedly since was already in Cordoba for the tournament. Let’s hope it’s just a minor setback and we see the Austrian back on the surface he thrives on soon.

This week in tennis

This week we will have ATP action from Cordoba, Montpellier and Pune. There are no WTA tournaments this week.

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Ed February 1, 2022 - 14:50

Tennis nerds – I just hope delPotro gets his footware and balance sorted asap. From what I’ve seen perhaps many of his injuries stems from incorrect footware or too big a steps to position ? I say this as Iv’e noticed others including Nadal taking shorter steps to get to hitting position.

Snoozefest February 1, 2022 - 17:30

Looking forward to hearing the thumping sound of his forehand again.

Ed February 9, 2022 - 17:16

Unfortunately DelPo didn’t play to his expectations in the Argentina Open. To me it maybe just his tallness but after all the time out and conditioning he didn’t look to have the leg muscle to cope with the twists of top tennis. Its not fair to compare him with Rafa but thats my observation.


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