Cape Town - Argentine tennis star Juan Martin del Potro appears to be making solid progress in his recovery from his latest injury, according to his agent.
Del Potro experienced a welcome career resurgence during 2018 - notably making it all the way to the US Open final where he lost to Novak Djokovic - but had to bring his season to a premature end after fracturing his kneecap during his third-round match at the Shanghai Masters in October.
After being forced to miss the season-ending ATP Finals, Del Potro is eyeing a return to competitive tennis early in 2019, having already confirmed his participation at the Kooyong Classic, which takes place from January 8-10.
The tournament will be Del Potro's only warm-up for the Australian Open, which starts on January 14.
"Back from holidays, Delpo resumed rehab and training this week, with two daily sessions of gym and pool," wrote Del Potro's agent Jorge Viale on Twitter.
"The doctors are very pleased with the progress of the recovery from the knee fracture suffered almost two months ago."