Juan Martin Del Potro Announces Plans To Play 2023 US Open

Juan Martin Del Potro Announces Plans To Play 2023 US Open

by Balasz Virag

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Juan Martin Del Potro wants to play one final time at the US Open but a lot will depend on his health and knee.

Del Potro retired from his beloved sport last year with a match against Federico Delbonis at the 2022 Argentina Open in Buenos Aires. It was a fair send-off among his folks but a grand one could be at this year's US Open, the only grand slam he ever won.

The intent is to try and prepare for it with the hope of playing at the event if his knee and body hold up. It's a big if but Del Potro has faith that he can do so, especially if he gives it his all and it's not the first time that he's hinting at a return to tennis.

My goal is to be ready to play an official match in the tournament. I don’t know if I will be 100% or not but, at least, if my last tennis match ever has to be this year, I want (it to be) … at the U.S. Open. I will work hard for the last time, maybe, in my career, and then you never know. God will decide if I’m ready or not.”

Del Potro to AP

Del Potro was in New York last year after the organizers invited him and it's a place he loves coming back to. Beating Federer in the final is a memory he could describe to the finest details even today and that won't change for the rest of his life.

It was then that the organizers extended an invite to him for this year's participation and tournament director Stacey Allaster would love for to him come back.

Juan Martín is a true favorite of U.S. Open fans. He is a tremendous, yet gracious, competitor and we would be thrilled for this former U.S. Open champion to join us at this year’s tournament.


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