translated from Spanish: Bad news for del Potro, confirms fracture of patella

Buenos Aires, Argentina-Argentine tennis player Juan Martín de el Potro, number 4 in the world rankings, announced in a statement that suffered a broken kneecap in the right leg in a fall that tuv or last Thursday at the Shanghai Masters 1000 tournament.» After studies made this Saturday, it was determined that Juan Martín de el Potro suffered a fracture in the patella of the right leg in Shanghai», said the report with regard to an injury that occurred during the first set when the Argentine tried to find one ball forward, slipped and fell under the weight of his body on his right knee.

Juan Martín de el Potro during a match in the Masters 1000 in Shanghai/AFP is a very difficult time. I feel sad, it is a blow that leaves me weak emotionally. Me it is very difficult to be in recovery, did not expect», said del Potro.

Del Potro injured in the tenth game of the second round in Shanghai against the Borna Crocic Croatian party when they were tied at five games. He was treated and he bandaged his knee, but he decided to leave after losing the first set 7-5.
The Argentine had been suffering a strong influenza State due to a virus which caused him to Miss last Sunday the final of the China Open in Beijing before the Georgian Nikloz Basilashivili (N.34).

Indeed, in the same statement specified that del Potro «used a splint in the area while the rest indicated by physicians. In the next few days will be assessed deadlines for return to sporting activity». This lesion is a hard emotional impact for del Potro, who during his career was operated three times of the left wrist, which used to hit backhand, and on another occasion of the right wrist.
For these ailments, del Potro was several months out of the circuit, and from 2016 starred in a unexpected return to the close-up shots, to settle a few weeks ago at the third step of the ranking, position more high classification.» This could be one of the best seasons of my career «, said only 15 days of del Potro, winner of the US Open 2009 and in September lost the final at Flushing Meadows against Novak Djokovic. «It is a fantastic year for me,» he added.

Juan Martín de el Potro during a match in the Masters 1000 in Shanghai/AFP indeed, tennis player emerged in Tandil (province of Buenos Aires), aged 30, was recently classified to dispute within one month the London Masters, which brings together the top eight play dores year-round, but the fracture in the knee could leave it outside the tracks for the remainder of this season.

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