Following a return to tennis at the Miami Open, Juan Martin del Potro has once again announced that he will go under the knife for a third time to operate on his injured wrist.
Del Potro released a video last Monday where he detailed his injury and explained that he would travel to the United States to undergo surgery on the “chronic” injury.
The 26-year-old former US Open champion has dropped to No. 578 on the tour since he has not been an active player on the tour since February 2014.
The Argentine made his return to tennis for the first time since February 2014 in Sydney. While few expected much, he managed to reach the quarter-final round at the Apia Sydney International, where he was the defending champion. He defeated Sergiy Stakhovsky and followed up with a three-set win over Fabio Fognini before losing to Mikhail Kukushkin the following round. However, he withdrew from the Australian Open soon afterwards and was under the knife just a few days later. He returned in the Miami Open but has been away from the tour for several months.