Juan Martin del Potro did not give up trying to return to playing tennis. After sustaining a serious knee injury that forced him to spend two years out of the professional circle, Tandilans will, this time through surgery, insist on trying to play the Tokyo Olympics.
This is what I send through a message recorded on social networks. He starts by saying, “I will have another knee surgery. We have tried many conservative and alternative treatments, and have not gotten good results, so we believe with Dr. Jorge Chahla that the best thing is surgery.”
He continues: “He knows (from Dr. Shahla) the desire to play tennis again, and the desire to participate in the Olympic Games (Tokyo 2020), and we decided to do so as soon as possible.”
Later, Del Potro put the message in context by saying, “It hasn’t been easy weeks since my father’s death, everything is costing me a lot, but one day I woke up, I called the doctor and said,“ Let’s give it a try. ”I’m from above so I don’t lower my arm and get out of it. That gave me a headache for several months. “
The surgical intervention will be performed today in Chicago, USA. Finally, Delpo has made it clear that he does not want to “stop trying”, possibly in his last chance to recover to return to high competition.
“The reality is this and how I felt I didn’t want to stop trying and this is why I was here. Tomorrow, all the strength and energy you send me so much will help me pass through this new stone on a path.”