Injury-plagued Del Potro confirms for French Open

first_imgBREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast “I’m very happy to return to Paris after five years. I’m going to play this tournament again which is really nice and very important. I hope to be in good condition,” Del Potro told ESPN television after practice at Roland Garros.“For me these days are for preparation, to know how my body is, how I adapt to this tournament. I haven’t played for almost five years and I hope to be well on the day I play,” added the 28-year-old.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting“It’s a tournament that I want to play, it gives me great hope to participate.”Del Potro, who fell in the second round of this week’s ATP tournament in the French city of Lyon to 125th ranked Portuguese Gastao Elias, underwent tests in Paris before making a decision on whether to play the second Grand Slam of the season which starts on Sunday. Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Juan Martin del Potro APJuan Martin del Potro, whose career has been plagued by injuries, confirmed Friday that he will compete in next week’s French Open despite shoulder and back concerns.The giant Argentine, ranked 30 in the world, hasn’t played at Roland Garros since 2012 when he reached the quarter-finals, instead spending lengthy periods off court battling wrist injuries which pushed him to the brink of retirement.ADVERTISEMENT The 2009 US Open champion lost to Roger Federer on his last appearance at Roland Garros five years ago despite winning the first two sets.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparc Read Next Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students PLAY LIST 01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’center_img BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Amid comparisons to Jordan, James out to cement own legacy Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games LATEST STORIES MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img

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