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Juan Martin del Potro says he ‘won’t stop trying’ despite fresh injury blow

Juan Martin del Potro is facing further injury frustrations after confirming he requires another knee operation.

Del Potro fractured his kneecap in Shanghai back in 2018, but was able to work himself back for the grass season the following summer.

However, at Queens he suffered a recurrence of the injury, and he has not played tennis competitively since.

He, though, says he is determined to keep on trying to beat the injury, and he still harbours hopes of making the Olympics this summer.

“I wanted to say hello and tell you I’m currently in Chicago,” del Potro said on Instagram.

“I’ve been consulting with Dr. Jorge Chahla and the news is that tomorrow I’ll undergo another surgery on my knee.

“We’ve tried conservative therapy but the pain is still there. He knows I want to play tennis again and be able to play the Olympics, so we agreed that surgery should be done as soon as possible.”


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Juan Martin Del Potro also lost his father earlier this year, although the says that is actually proving a source of strength for him right now.

“Of course, these last few weeks weren’t easy for me,” he admitted. “Everything’s so hard since my father’s passing.

“But also, I feel the strength he sends me from above. I had this day in which I woke up and called the doctor. I knew I had to try again,” Del Potro mentioned.

“I hope I can overcome this painful situation. I won’t stop trying.”

Michael Graham, Editor, has been a professional sports journalist for his whole career and is especially passionate about tennis. He's been the Editor of for over 5 years and loves watching live tennis by visiting as many tournaments as possible. Michael specialises in writing in-depth features about the ATP & WTA tours.