DUBAI DUTY FREE TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS 2014
Del Potro: 'I Promise To Keep Fighting'
by ATP Staff|
The World No. 5 wrote to his 1.2 million followers, “First of all I want to thank you for the support that is coming from all over the world. Of course, it is a sad moment for me. This is not what I planned when I was doing the tough pre-season training in December, when I dreamed about having the chance of getting closer to the top players. However, it is not the first obstacle I find during my career. If I have learnt something, it's to get up after I fall.
“The wrist problem has been worrying me for two years, with ups and downs. But [I have] always [had] the support of my team, my family, my friends and of course you, who always stood there during [the] good and bad times. Despite this wrist issue and missing  Roland Garros because of illness, I did pretty well and could equal my career-high singles ranking.
“These days it's frustrating not being able to play like I could if I were healthy. I have full confidence in my doctor, Richard Berger, who found the solution to the other wrist injury in 2010. I will follow his advice and will do the rehabilitation exercises he suggested, and then we will evaluate the steps to follow.
“Again, thanks for the support! I promise to keep fighting as I always did.”
Del Potro is next scheduled to compete at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, the first ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tennis tournament of the year.