On the last day of 2018, Juan Martín del Potro confirmed that he would not play Australian Open because he was still in the process of recovering from a broken kneecap on his right leg he suffered on October 11.
By messaging on social networks, tandilense welcomes its followers for the New Year and announces that it will not play the first Grand Slam in 2019 with the aim of finish your rehabilitation. However, he did not provide details about the possible date of return to the circuit.
"I wish you good luck in 2019, so that you have fun, I say that recovery is going very well. Later I'll tell you in the tournament where I can return. Unfortunately it won't be in Australia, but I'm happy with the progress this week. Happy New Year! Congratulations! "Del Potro wrote.
In the past few weeks, Del Potro (currently number five of the ATP ranking) has uploaded a series of videos to his social network that show how his recovery has progressed. Even in the last picture he was seen playing tennis.