Luckless Juan Martin del Potro to miss Miami Open

Juan Martin del Potro wiping his face from PA

Juan Martin del Potro has confirmed that he will miss the Miami Open as he continues to struggle with a knee injury.

The world No 5 fractured his right knee cap during the Shanghai Masters in October, but he made his competitive comeback at the Delray Beach Open in February.

However, he then pulled out of the Mexican Open and was also unable to defend his Indian Wells Masters title last week.

And he confirmed via Twitter that he won’t feature in the second leg of the Sunshine Double, the Miami Open.

“Unfortunately I won’t be able to play in Miami this year,” the Argentine wrote. “Looking forward to coming back in 2020!”

A report from Argentina’s La Nacion last week claimed that Del Potro is considering knee surgery, which will keep him out of the game for between four and six months.

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