Juan Martin del Potro has withdrawn from the Australian Open as he continues to battle his way back from a persistent knee injury.
The world number five had a great 2018, but finished it on the sidelines after fracturing his kneecap during a fall in his third-round match at the Shanghai Masters in October.
Les deseo un gran 2019, que la pasen genial. Les cuento que la recuperación avanza muy bien. Más adelante les contaré en qué torneo podré volver. Lamentablemente no será en Australia, pero estoy contento con los progresos de estas semanas ☺️
Feliz Año Nuevo! Felicidades! 🥂🍾
— Juan M. del Potro (@delpotrojuan) December 31, 2018
He resumed training two weeks ago and, while assuring fans his recovery is going well, he has confirmed the Australian Open will come too soon for him.
“Recovery is going great and I will tell you later where I will be making my comeback,” he revealed on Twitter.
“Unfortunately it won’t happen in Australia. I’ll miss you Australian Open, but I’m happy with my progress.”
Del Potro won his first Masters title last season as well as reaching the final of the US Open.
Mouratoglou raises questions about hosting US Open.
Plenty of positives for Andy Murray.
Kevin Palmer on Roger Federer’s SW19 breakthrough.
The fallout from the controversial Adria Tour continues.
Where to get your Wimbledon fix this year.
Nemanja Matic firmly in Novak Djokovic’s corner.
No holding back from Nick Kyrgios.
Lewis discusses Wimbledon prospects.
German breaks self-isolation vow.
The world No 28 maintains unbeaten record.