Juan Martin del Potro will not take part in the Australian Open in Melbourne, the first grand slam tournament of the year. The 30-year-old Argentinian is still not sufficiently recovered from a major knee injury.
“My healing is progressing well and later I will disclose where I got my comeback will make. Unfortunately, it will not be in Australia. I miss the Australian Open but I am happy with my progress,” allow Del Potro to know via social media.
Del Potro, number 5 of the world, recovers currently of a break in the rechterknieschijf. Therefore, he also had been forced to give up for the ATP Finals in London. The tall Argentinian is very injury sensitive. He was also four times, had surgery on the wrist.
Last year it was Del Potro at the Australian Open turned off in the third round by Tomas Berdych. With the US Open of 2009 he has one grand slam to his victory list.
The Australian Open will take place from 14 to 27 January.