Del Potro back from injury

Argentinean danger man Juan Martin Del Potro was able to overcome a knee injury during his opening round victory which was played in temperatures above 30 degrees to secure his place in the second round of the French Open. The twenty three year old who is currently ranked at 185 in the world saw off the experienced Spanish Albert Montnes in a four set match

The ex world number four and 2009 US Open winner looked in good form as he progresses to the second round where he faces Edouard Roger-Vasselin who will be playing with home crowd support in France. After dropping out of the international men’s tennis circuit in 2010 with a serious wrist injury which explains why he is ranking has fallen so significantly, Del Potro has been in good form this year reaching the quarter finals of the Australian Open before being defeated by Roger Federer. This will prove worrying though as should Del Potro make it to the French opne quarter finals his most likely opponent will be The Swiss number on Federer, who is chasing his 17th grand slam title.

The twenty three year old is the only player outside of the world’s top three players (Rafa Nadal, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic) to win a grand slam tournament in the last seven years. With some good performances and a good recovery from his wrist injury, should this knee injury scare be nothing more than a twinge, tennis fans will be hoping to see him to break into the big three once again and challenge for a grand slam soon.  Del Potro is certainly full of potential and with a full recovery and age on his side one can only assume he will reach the top once again.