The thought of retiring from the game had crossed the minds of Juan Martin Del Potro

The thought of retiring from the game had crossed the minds of Juan Martin Del Potro when he had to go through repeated surgeries the previous year, but, he shrugged it off and he is pretty determined now to make a comeback in 2016.

Del Potro has played very little in the last twenty months and as a result, has seen his singles world rankings slipping down to 582.

His fans would be desperate for him to come back and show his old class again, but, it would not be that easy for the Argentinean after having so many operations on that same body part.

There has been a suggestion that Del Potro, who normally plays his backhand shots holding the racket with both his hands, would be better off playing that shot using one hand only as quite a few other players do.

But, recently, talking to a website, Del Potro made it clear that he’s not going to make any changes in his playing style and would continue playing the way he has always been. Read more »

Juan Martin Del Potro has had to endure a painful period off late

Juan Martin Del Potro has had to endure a painful period off late and he is still not in peace.

His career has taken a real pounding since the time he sustained a wrist injury and now, there are suspicions that he might not be able to fully recover from it ever.

He has been in touch with his doctor and if the reports coming from the close sources have any authenticity, then, the Argentina native has been advised to have another surgery on the damaged wrist.

Having already had surgery a couple of times, Del Potro is a bit reluctant to go under the knife again without any guarantee.

His situation at the current moment is not said to be good at all.

Recently, one of his close friends was quoted as saying, “Juan has not trained for some time. It’s almost impossible for him to train. He desperately wants to be back playing, but, unfortunately, he has not been able to do so. He has travelled to America quite a few times to have meetings with the doctor. He is only 26 at the moment and he does not want the road to end for him at this stage, but, at some point of time, he is bound to get tired.”

Del Potro has played just one tournament this year i.e. the Apia International Sydney Tennis Tournament. Read more »

NADAL ADMITS HIS WEAKNESSES

Rafael Nadal is pretty cool in admitting that he is not the most dominant tennis player in the world anymore.

The Spaniard suffered a defeat against Andy Murray on his home turf last week which saw him falling below number 5 in world rankings.  For the last decade Nadal had been able to maintain his position in the top 5 despite his injury issues and all, but, because of some very average performances off late, he is now the 6th ranked player in the world and his career seems to be going only one direction; down south. Read more »

Mirror Tennis – Righty Rafael Nadal vs Lefty Juan Martin Del Potro

Del Potro Video Ranking: 5 / five

Andy Murray and Tomas Berdych took on each other at the start of this year

There was some heat out there on the court when Andy Murray and Tomas Berdych took on each other at the start of this year and the reason for that was a woman, Dani Vallverdu.

Vallverdu had been in the support staff of Murray until the last season and then, she decided to switch to Berdych.

That probably provided Murray a little bit of extra fire in his belly when he came up against Berdych at the Melbourne Park.

The 26-year old wanted to prove a point to Vallverdu and he did that successfully as he completely blew away Berdych.

The duo is going to meet again in Miami in a couple of days’ time and it should not be surprising if the atmosphere remains heated there as well.

Murray and Berdych actually share quite a good relationship between themselves. Both have been mates since their teenage. So, no personal rift seems to exist there, but, still, there would be fierce competitiveness and both the players would be going flat out to make a mark.

Murray though said yesterday that he had no hard feelings in his heart for Vallverdu and he would even be inviting her in his wedding ceremony that is going to be held shortly. Read more »

Juan Martin Del Potro vs Andrey Kuznetsov | ATP Rome BNL Tennis Italy 2013

Del Potro Online video Rating: five / 5