Juan Martin del Potro joins Rafael Nadal in impressive Mexican Open line-up

Juan Martin Del Potro looks on

Juan Martin del Potro will return to Acapulco to defend his Mexican Open title with Rafael Nadal and Alexander Zverev also in the draw.

Following a four-month layoff due to a knee injury, world No 4 Del Potro made his return to competitive tennis at the Delray Beach Open on Tuesday.

And he will continue his comeback next week after accepting a wildcard for the outdoor hard-court event in Mexico.

“Juan Martin del Potro has received the last wildcard available to join the main draw,” tournament director Raul Zurutuza said in a statement.

He added: “He has been determined to defend his title and has shown great progress at the Delray Beach Open.”

Two-time Mexico Open winner and 17-time Grand Slam champion Nadal, world No 3 Zverev and American John Isner have also confirmed their participation in the event that takes place from February 25 to March 2.

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