Juan Martin del Potro gives injury update after losing comeback at the Madrid Open

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Juan Martin del Potro wiping his face from PA

Juan Martin del Potro says he is happy with his performance in Madrid and will now look to press ahead to be ready for the French Open.

The Argentinian has struggled with a knee injury this year, and lost on return earlier this week.

However, despite that defeat, Del Potro says he is feeling good and, barring no reaction in Rome he is confident he will be able to play at Roland Garros at the end of this month.

“Of course, I’d like to play in Paris,” he said. “I have to defend semi-finals but I go tournament by tournament.

“I have good feelings today, even if I didn’t get the result that I wanted.

“[We have] decided to play Rome and if I have the same feelings like today, of course I’ll be in Paris.

“I think when I fix all my knee problems the wrist will be my main problem, because I had three surgeries already on the left one and sometimes I couldn’t hit my backhand 100 per cent.

“But now it’s time to think about the knee and we’ll see what happens.”

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