The 27-year-old former world number four, who won the U.S. Open in
2009, used social media to announce he would be returning to the
circuit at Delray Beach on Feb. 15.
The 2011 Delray Beach champion added that the “uncertainty and bad
things I have lived through even made me think of giving up.”
Del Potro, who has lost many months to injuries to both wrists that
required surgery three times since 2010, the third time last June,
warned fans not to expect too much immediately after his comeback.
“I know you are anxious to see me play, but I ask you for patience
because it’s going to be my first tournament and part of the
rehabilitation is to return to the circuit,” he said.
Del Potro last played at Miami last March. He had reached the Sydney
quarter-finals then pulled out of the Australian Open with pain in
his wrist, came back at Miami and lost in the opening round.
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"Juan Martin has always had Delray Beach in his comeback plans, and
we're happy to know that it's come to fruition. We are rooting for
him to be able to overcome his injury and hope he will have a
successful comeback," tournament director Mark Baron told the ATP
Tour website (http://www.atpworldtour.com).
(Reporting by Luis Ampuero; Writing by Rex Gowar, editing by Pritha
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