Del Potro worry for Argentina

2012-09-10 21:41
Juan Martin del Potro (File)

Buenos Aires - World No 8 Juan Martin del Potro is in doubt with a left wrist problem for Argentina's Davis Cup tennis semi-final at home to the Czech Republic this week, captain Martin Jaite said on Monday.

"The doctor has told us that Juan Martin has pains in his wrist. He's going to try it out and between tomorrow and the day after we'll decide whether he plays," Jaite told a news conference.

"I'm worried, his doctor recommended him to stop (playing) for a fortnight but he wants to play," Jaite added after his team's practice which Del Potro missed.

Argentina are already without injured David Nalbandian, a veteran of three finals, for the tie at Parque Roca on the outskirts of Buenos Aires from Friday to Sunday.

Juan Monaco, Carlos Berlocq and Eduardo Schwank are the other members of the team chosen by Jaite, who is lining up Leonardo Mayer, beaten by Del Potro in the third round of the US Open, as a replacement.

World No 11 Monaco would be Argentina's No 1 singles player in the event of a forfeit by Del Potro, who had surgery on his right wrist in 2010 a few months after winning the US Open in 2009.

Read more on:    davis cup  |  juan martin del potro  |  tennis

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The Proteas are currently on tour in England, involved in a four-Test series with their hosts. How will they fare? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Which is your favourite Grand Slam of the year?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.