French Open

Injury-plagued Del Potro in French Open doubt

2017-05-25 07:29
Juan Martin Del Potro (AFP)

Lyon - Juan Martin del Potro, whose career has been plagued by injuries, admitted on Wednesday that problems with his shoulder and back may force him out of the French Open.

The giant Argentine, ranked 30th in the world, hasn't played at Roland Garros since 2012 when he reached the quarter-finals, instead spending lengthy periods off court battling wrist injuries which pushed him to the brink of retirement.

"I have pain in my back and shoulders. I will make a decision soon on my participation at Roland Garros," said the 28-year-old Del Potro after being knocked out of the Lyon tournament by Portugal's Gastao Elias.

Del Potro will undergo tests in Paris before making a decision on whether or not he will play the second Grand Slam of the season which starts on Sunday.

The 2009 US Open champion lost to Roger Federer on his last appearance at Roland Garros five years ago despite winning the first two sets.

NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Vote

Which is your favourite Grand Slam of the year?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2017/18 PSL season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
 

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.