A slip in Queens was enough for the nightmare of injuries to once again invade Juan Martin del Potro. Although he was able to complete his match against Shapovalov, within hours a new kneecap fracture was confirmed and he will now go through a new operation that takes him away from the rest of the season. However, this could mark the end of his career.» As you all know I fractured my right knee again and after advising myself with the doctors, we resolved that the best treatment was surgery. Obviously I asked what was the best option thinking about my health and my knee, and not tennis, and I’m going to do it tomorrow in Barcelona,» the Tandilense explained on Instagram.
«As you will imagine it is a hard time, it is sad for me to go through this again. I didn’t expect it. I don’t know what’s going to happen later to get me back and that I’m back to health in my knee, and if the other day was my last game in tennis, I don’t know today. Surely during my recovery I will have things clearer and I will know so that I am later,» he closed. Juan Martin del Potro again suffers the same injury as he was affected at the 2018 Shanghai Masters 1000. At that moment, he also walked away and went through the operation, which ended up demanding a recovery of four and a half months, until his return to the circuit in Delray Beach.