Defending champion Juan Martin del Potro has confirmed his participation at the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament next week after an initial scare that the world No. 4 would be unable to defend his title due to a wrist injury. The Argentine is currently on a 20-day break from tennis in order to recover from the recurring wrist injury.
After beginning his season with a title win in Sydney, Del Potro surprised the majority of tennis fans when he crashed out of the Australian Open in the second round, with a loss to Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut. The Argentine immediately flew to the US following the loss to receive treatment on his wrist.
“The wrist (recovery) evolved according to Doctor Richard Berger’s forecast. After a gradual return to full practice, Del Potro can confirm his participation in the Rotterdam tournament where he will defend the title,” the statement said.
The ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament takes place between February 10-16.