Reuters is reporting that Juan Martin del Potro will not defend his U.S. Open after undergoing wrist surgery earlier this month.
“If all goes well, I’d return after the U.S. Open,” said Del Potro, according to Reuters. “The tournament is and always will be very special for me, all my life but I don’t want to rush things.”
“If I have to return next year or at Paris Bercy, I will. Thankfully, I’ve already undergone the operation and everything went well. Now I just have to recover,”
“I don’t want to get desperate in rehab and I’m comfortable with the fact that if I do my time I’ll be playing again on the circuit,”
Del Potro hasn’t played since the Australian Open where he lost in the fourth round. Del Potro suggested the Paris Masters in November as a possible tournament for his return. Good thing he’s only 21.