Buenos Aires - Former US Open champion Juan Martin Del Potro will have a third
operation on his left wrist on Thursday after playing only four matches
this year, the Argentine said on Monday.
Del Potro took the
decision with his USA doctor Richard Berger after exhausting all other
options to rid himself of the problem and get back to playing.
have the support of my doctor who let me make other consultations and in
fact all those roads lead me to the same place and the same objective,"
the big right-hander said in a video on Youtube.
"If I want to
return to tennis I have to face surgery again and I will do that with
the doctor I have faith in who cured my right hand," added Del Potro,
who won the US Open in 2009 and the Olympic bronze medal in 2012.
Potro made a comeback from a second operation on his wrist at the
Sydney tournament in January in which he lost in the quarter-finals, but
still felt pain when he played his two-handed backhand.
26-year-old withdrew from the Australian Open and tried another comeback
in Miami where he lost in the first round before deciding he needed to
get his wrist right regardless of whether he played tennis
Del Potro is unlikely to be fit for his
country's Davis Cup quarter-final at home to world number one Novak
Djokovic's Serbia from July 17-19.