One of the most unfortunate tennis players ever is undoubtedly Juan Martin Del Potro. The Argentine tennis player who was decimated by numerous injuries during his career where he often almost completely missed entire seasons would like to attempt a noteworthy farewell at the next edition of the US Open, the only slam won in his career by the gentle giant.. against Roger Federer in 2009.
In an interview he gave, the Tandil player spoke about how difficult it is to watch tennis on TV: “I don’t have a happy life watching the Roland Garros on TV, but I have no choice but to accept that I have to look for another road in life.
I would like to take the court one last time with the ability to compete with dignity and prepare myself thoroughly for thisbut my body does not give me any signals that make me think that this is possible.” Del Potro regrets that the injuries have conditioned his career so much: “I was number 3 in the world, I fell and broke my knee.
I have since been trying to recover and have talked to doctors to see how I can heal. It makes me very angry and I wonder why this is happening to me.” Del Potro is aware of how injuries have affected him, arguing that his greatest enemy has always been his own body also because when he was healthy he has shown that he can play it against everyone.
Juan Martin wants to give us, and wants to treat himself, one last magicA last goodbye from him would be very nice for tennis, especially after the retirements of Roger Federer and Serena Williams and the nebulous future of Rafael Nadal.
Del Potro and the fight against the Big 3
The South American then spoke about the big three and the matches against them: “The difficult thing for me was to keep this best version throughout the season. My biggest challenge was to face them, because I felt I could lose against others, but I knew I could surprise them.” And on the secret of Nole, Rafa and Roger: “In tense situations it made you dizzy to see that you could beat them, but they were sure you would end up failing.
It happened to me too, until I lost respect for them and realized I only had one chance. If you lose that key point you’re dead, but if you win it you’ll have chances,” concludes the Tandil player, who recalls how extreme self-confidence gave him a nice hand against them.