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Del Potro Undergoing Treatment For Wrist Injury

Rochester, MN, U.S.A.

del Potro© Getty ImagesJuan Martin del Potro made a second round exit at the Australian Open.

World No. 4 Juan Martin del Potro is undergoing treatment on a left wrist injury.

The Argentinean flew to Rochester, Minnesota, on Monday night, to consult Dr. Richard Berger at the Mayo Clinic, due to recurring pain. 

Del Potro, who lifted the Apia International Sydney title (d. Tomic) earlier this month, first experienced severe pain at the beginning of his first round match against Rhyne Williams at the Australian Open. The injury worsened during his five-set loss to Roberto Bautista Agut in the second round.

Del Potro’s management team explained that the 25 year old “had planned to visit Dr. Berger sometime this year to continue with the treatment… [but] as [the] pain worsened, he decided to fly last night.” 

The temperature in Minnesota is currently -25°C (-13°F).

Del Potro had previously received injections in his left wrist during last year’s US Open. He first suffered pain at the 2012 Western & Southern Open and US Open and at the Open 13, Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship, the BNP Paribas Open and Sony Open Tennis in 2013. 

The Tandil native played only three tournaments in 2010 due to a right wrist injury.

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