Del Potro forced to pull out from Brisbane International

Argentine tennis stellar Juan Martin del Potro has been forced to postpone his comeback to the ATP Tour due to a wrist injury, an injury that has kept the 26 year old out of action since March of 2014.

The 2009 U.S. Open winner was hoping to return to competition in Brisbane as preparation for the Australian Open.

However, due to his persistent wrist injury, he will have to sit out yet another tournament.

“Del Potro was forced to withdraw with a persistent left wrist injury” announced by the Brisbane International officials on Thursday.

However,  the Brisbane International officials have announced that Sam Groth will be playing instead.

The Argentine has been side-lined in all the tournaments since March joining another former US Open champion Marin Cilic on the tournament sidelines.

“It was hard to stay away from the tour for almost a year, not willing to watch tennis on TV but eager to be right there playing. Thanks to the support I get from you, from my family, my friends, my team and thanks to the will to get back on track, I don’t give up the fight and I work every day to overcome every stone on the way so that I can play without any pain and return to enjoy the competition. I miss feeling the interaction with you on a tennis court.” said the 26 year old in his Facebook account.


Del Potro now expects to make a return at the Apia International on the 12th of January in Sydney to defend his title. A title he won courtesy of a victory over Australia’s Bernard Tomic in the finals last year.

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