After stepping on court to train a few days ago for for the first time since his wrist surgery, Juan Martin del Potro has already made his first commitment at a tennis event in September. The Argentine will be making his debut in Kuala Lumpur for the Malaysian Open.
The ATP 250 event will likely be del Potro’s first event since he underwent wrist surgery. The world No. 7 has been away from the tour since the Dubai Dutry Free Tennis Championships in February, where he retired from his match against Somdev Devvarman. He is 7-3 so far this season and won a title early in the season in Sydney.
Kei Nishikori and Milos Raonic were also confirmed for the event. Nishikori reached the final in Malaysia in 2011-12 but fell short on both occasions to the eventual champions.
“I always love to come back to Malaysia,” he said. “They have a great stadium, good crowd and good food at the lounge, too. I’ve not won the tournament, so it‘s going to be my goal to win it. Hopefully I can do well at Malaysia this year. I hope I can do well in KL, especially in front of Michael who had so much success in Asia, and I hope a lot of the crowds come out to support me. Hopefully it is going to be a great tournament (for me).”
The Malaysian Open takes place between 22-28 September in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.