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08-14-2015 02:50 PM
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Surprised there hasn't been more discussion about Juan getting rid of Franco and Martiniano. Wonder who he will replace them with.
08-05-2015 06:32 AM
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I hope he makes it back, but that is a lot to overcome
08-04-2015 07:43 PM
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Delpo on fb the other day:
( I don't have fb but still can see it via google)

Ya pasaron los momentos más difíciles de mi carrera, en los que no sabía qué haría en el futuro. Ya les conté el malestar de una persona que no puede hacer lo que le gusta y sufre ver tenis por televisión. Hoy el presente es totalmente distinto y siento una gran expectativa por la nueva etapa que empezó esta semana.

Antes de la última cirugía en la muñeca izquierda les comentaba con un video que lo hacía por el tenis. Que podría haber tenido una vida distinta, con la raqueta guardada, gracias a las terapias alternativas; pero que si quería pegarle de revés como sé pegarle tenía que pasar por el quirófano otra vez. En esa decisión mostré mi pensamiento sobre el futuro. Hoy estoy con mayor determinación que nunca para emprender el camino del regreso. Ya no más dudas ni interrogantes. Comienza una nueva carrera para mí.

Esto no quiere decir que sea fácil. Siempre uso la figura de “las piedras en el camino” pero realmente lo siento así, que quizá tuve más piedras que otros, más rocas que piedras, pero hay que saber treparlas, hacerse fuerte y aprender a escalar.

Tres operaciones en la muñeca izquierda, una en la derecha. No sé cuántos casos parecidos hubo en el tenis. Sólo sé que cuando me pongo algo en la cabeza trato de cumplirlo sí o sí con todo lo que esté a mi alcance.

Esta semana empecé con los trabajos de kinesiología en la mano y con ejercicios físicos livianos. Si bien arranco de cero, estuve siguiendo una dieta para mantener el peso. Me tomaré el tiempo que sea necesario para designar a mi nuevo equipo técnico.

Quiero darles las gracias de siempre a los que me paran por la calle, a los que me escriben en las redes sociales para preguntarme cómo estoy o cuándo vuelvo. A los que están pendientes sin escribirme también. No sé en cuánto tiempo, no sé en qué nivel, pero espero estar con ustedes en el circuito nuevamente.


The hardest moments of my career are gone, those in which I didn't know what I would do next. I've already told you the discomfort of being unable to do what I like and the suffering of watching tennis on TV. Today is a different story. I have great expectations for a new stage that began this week.

Before my last wrist surgery I told you on video that I was committing myself again in order to play pain-free. I told you I might have had a different life thanks to alternative therapies. But if I wanted to hit the double-handed backhand as I know I had to undergo surgery again. In that decision I exposed my thoughts about the future. Today I am more committed than ever to trying to come back. No more doubts or question marks. A new career for me starts today.

This doesn't mean it's easy. I always use the figure of "stumbling blocks" but I really feel that way. Maybe I found more stumbling blocks than others did, but you have to jump over them, overcome the problems, become stronger and move on.

Three surgeries on my left wrist, one on my right wrist. I don't know how many cases like mine there were in tennis. I just know that when I have a goal I try to achieve it.

This week I began rehab and did some light workout. While I start from scratch, I've been on a diet to maintain weight. I'll take the time that's necessary to name my new technical team.

I want to thank those who always talk to me on the streets, the ones what write on Twitter or Facebook to ask me how I feel or when I will return. Those who are waiting for me without contacting me, too. I don't know how long it will take, I do not know at what level I will play, but I hope to be with you on the tour again.

He seems very positive. Things are on the up I doubt he'll be coming back that soon though. At this rate it'll just be great to see him play.
07-26-2015 02:29 AM
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Oh dear, he is not even bothering to go PR to USO. Hope he's back soon!
07-24-2015 05:18 PM
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Juan posted this on FB:

Del Potro posted this on FB:

Hola a todos. Quiero contarles que Franco y Martiniano han dejado de ser mis entrenadores. Sólo tengo palabras de agradecimiento por los años que hemos trabajado juntos y les deseo lo mejor. También un agradecimiento especial a sus respectivas familias por el cálido apoyo más allá del tenis.
Hello everyone. I wanted to tell you that Franco and Martiniano are no longer part of my team. I'm really grateful for the years we've worked together and I wish them the very best. I'm also thankful to their families for their warm support that goes beyond tennis
01-13-2015 06:12 PM
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Lovely to have him back, long may it last
12-16-2014 10:38 AM
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Originally Posted by FarleyD View Post
So looking forward to his return, feels like a long time. Hope he comes back better than ever.
I hope so too.

Wrist has been bothering him from what I've heard recently, but nothing serious.
12-08-2014 01:22 PM
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So looking forward to his return, feels like a long time. Hope he comes back better than ever.
11-28-2014 04:00 PM
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Comes back at the Brisbane 250 event. Hooray! Now maybe I will get into singles tennis again. May the big man stay healthy for a whole year this time.
08-23-2014 03:52 PM
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Is Juan still on to return in September? I really hope so. I don't want him to be doing things he shouldn't be, but the lack of news about him is frustrating. Does he make the Argentine press or gossip pages at all does anyone know?
03-25-2014 04:53 AM
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Get well soon Big Papi. The tour needs you!!!

03-24-2014 06:50 PM
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Juan on FB:


Dear friends,

I want to tell you that after a period of medical treatment, in which we tried to be competitive on a tennis court, and following new examinations done today, my doctor Richard Berger decided that I should have surgery to fix the problem on my left wrist. It will be tomorrow, Monday, March 24th.

Obviously, it's not the easiest choice or the happiest moment of my career. I experienced a similar situation and I know how hard it is to be out of the tour, the desire to return, the endless weeks of recovery and how difficult it is to start fighting for the top spots in the rankings again.

As always, thank you to those who express their support in any part of Argentina and the world, during tournaments, on the streets or social networks. The strength you send me and my desire will be crucial during my recovery.

Thank you very much to all,
Juan Martín

Stay strong Juan Martin and all the best for a fully recovery
03-10-2014 06:10 PM
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March 9, 2014

Juan Martin Del Potro


THE MODERATOR: Juan Martin has to pull out of the tournament with the same wrist injury that forced him to retire last week in Dubai. He's here to explain the situation and answer a few questions in English and Spanish.
English first.

Q. Very disappointing for you. Can you just talk us through what you have been able to do since Dubai and what the situation is, please.
JUAN MARTIN DEL POTRO: Well, my situation, it's the same as Dubai. The wrist is still bothering me a lot. I signed up for doubles here to try before singles how I'm feeling, and I played yesterday and I didn't feel really well.
I'm not feeling 100%, and I'm not in good conditions to compete and to try and to win the tournament.
I mean, I always like to feel good and feel the chance to win the tournament, and I'm not feeling that. The wrist is still bothering me a lot, and my doctors tell me to wait ten more days doing the treatment and do everything possible to play in Miami.
That's what is my focus now. I will have the next ten days for do the same treatment, the same exercises, the same rehabilitation, and try to get in Miami much better than here and see what could happen in that tournament.

Q. Do you think ten days will be enough?
JUAN MARTIN DEL POTRO: I have been doing this treatment for a week before, so it will be around 20 days, which is enough to see if I'm improving or not. It's a lot of days doing the same treatment, and what I say, my focus now is trying to do everything possible to play in Miami.
I only would like to think about this at the moment. It's not like a glad moment for me, pulling out on this tournament and retirement in Dubai. I'm not having the year what I expected in the beginning, but I have to deal with it.
My doctors recommend me to don't play here, to keep trying the treatment, and see if I can be 100% and in good conditions to play Miami.

Q. When did you actually feel that it was getting bad again? When was the first moment when it began to affect you?
JUAN MARTIN DEL POTRO: I never feel a good improvement. The only things was good for me was the infiltration I made couple of weeks before. But it's not helping a lot to play 100%, and every day I feel some pain and it's bothering me a lot.
That's why I'm trying to be careful more than ever. I had experience on these kind of injuries, and if the doctor says to don't play this tournament, I believe his words. And we are now looking forward to improve a recovery for Miami.

Q. I don't know if you already answered the question, but is it the same problem with the left that you have on the right?
JUAN MARTIN DEL POTRO: Yeah, it's very similar, yeah. Very similar. It's the ligaments problems.

Q. Were you feeling it in Sydney/Melbourne, as well?
JUAN MARTIN DEL POTRO: The problem start in Melbourne. Yeah. In my first round in Melbourne, yeah.
And after that match is painful all the time. I couldn't spend time without the pain after Melbourne.

Q. What will you do now? Will you stay here in America? Will you go back home?
JUAN MARTIN DEL POTRO: No, my doctor is here and we are having close contact. I will do the treatment here in the United States, practice in my body, doing gym and everything. All what I can do for be ready in Miami I will do it, but the focus is on my wrist and trying to fix the problem as soon as possible to be back on court very soon.

Q. Do you think, because of all the problems you have had with your wrist over the years, that this is going to become a chronic thing and it's going to disrupt you?
JUAN MARTIN DEL POTRO: It could be, but we are trying to be smart now. Sometimes better lose the tournament than lose a year, you know.
The doctor recommend me to don't play here, to keep trying the treatment, and the next chance will be in Miami if I feel in good conditions to win a tournament. Not like just win a match, you know. It's a big difference. We will see in Miami.
After that tournament, I will know what is gonna be my future.
01-26-2014 11:00 AM
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An outstanding analysis of his match against Nadal. This shows how valuable was that win.
12-03-2013 05:13 PM
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Any recent update on the Davis cup thing? Or any recent news at all?
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