Juan Martin del Potro pulls out of two planned comeback tournaments, but insists recovery going well

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Juan Martin del Potro wiping his face from PA

Injury-plagued Juan Martin del Potro has abandoned his plans to return to competitive action this season, but doctors insist the news is positive.

The Argentinian fractured the knee cap in his right leg for the second time in nine months back in June during a match at Queen’s.

He was, however, due to return to play in Stockholm and Vienna later this year, but those plans have now been scrapped.

“Juan Martin del Potro visited the Mapfre de Mecidina del Tenis Clinic in Barcelona,” Del Potro’s management said via social media.

“After some tests, including on-court exercises supervised by Dr. Angel Ruiz Cotorro, the right knee was shown great signs of a solid recovery.

“Now they will be able to take the next step in the recovery stage and create a rehabilitation program that is more intense with the goal to make Juan Martin competing again as soon as possible.

“Despite Juan Martin’s wishes, he has been recommended not to compete in October and continue with the current plan.”

Del Potro is still scheduled to play an exhibition against Roger Federer in Buenos Aires at the end of November, but no update has been released on whether that remains the plan.

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