Juan Martin del Potro focused on fitness for the moment, not finals

Juan Martin del Potro ready for action

Juan Martin del Potro has downplayed his chances of matching last year’s semi-final achievement at this year’s French Open.

Del Potro came through a tough test against Nicolas Jarry in the opening round on Tuesday, eventually winning 3-6, 6-2, 6-1, 6-4 to advance in the competition.

However, he says that getting back in optimum shape after injury remains his goal after a frustrating spell out with a knee injury.

“I think I’m playing well at the moment, but my main goal is still the knee, my health,” said Del Potro.

“And I’m looking forward to being 100 percent in the second part of the year, trying to change my goals on tour and if I get that, I will be happy.

“Once I get in good shape again, I can be focused on the results in different tournaments, different surface(s).”

“I’m in a period of transition, rehabilitation of my knee and reaching perfect health and trying to focus again on tennis and results.”

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