Juan Martin del Potro shares ‘good news’ with fans as he steps up comeback

Shahida Jacobs
Juan Martin del Potro forehand

Juan Martin del Potro is back training on a tennis court following the serious knee injury he suffered two months ago.

The Argentine had an impressive 2018 as he finished runner-up to Novak Djokovic at the US Open, won his maiden ATP Masters 1000 trophy at Indian Wells and also bagged a career-high ranking of No 3.

However, after being tipped as one to watch at the ATP Finals, he was forced to miss the season-ending event after he suffered a fractured right kneecap during the Shanghai Masters at the start of October.

After undergoing intensive rehabilitation over the last few weeks, Del Potro finally made his return to the practice court and he shared the news with his fans on Twitter.

“I wanted to tell you that I’m already playing tennis two months after fracturing my knee. I’m doing it very slowly but I’m already moving here on the court which is where I like to be.”

The 30-year-old is expected to make his competitive return at the Kooyong Classic, which takes place on January 8 and 9 in Melbourne, Australia.

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