Del Potro says to play singles at Madrid Open


FILE PHOTO: Tennis – Shanghai Masters – Shanghai, China – October 10, 2018 – Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina in action. REUTERS/Aly Song

SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Juan Martin Del Potro will return to singles action in the Madrid Open this week after 10 weeks out with a knee injury, the Argentine said on Tuesday.

The world ranked no. 8, who played a doubles match with Kei Nishikori last weekend, will face Serbian Laslo Djere on Wednesday in his first singles tournament since the Delray Beach Open in February.

Del Potro suffered a knee injury in October last year and although he reached the semi-final of the Delray tournament, he was in obvious pain and took another break afterwards.

The decision to return comes less than three weeks before the French Open, a tournament in which he has never got past the semi-final.

However, four of Del Potro’s 22 singles titles have come on clay, and the big Argentine will be aiming to return to form and add a second grand slam title to his 2009 win in the US Open.

Reporting by Andrew Downie; Editing by Hugh Lawson

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