Delpo: 'I Didn't Want Any More Risks'
After retiring during his third-round match at the Rolex Shanghai Masters on Thursday evening due to a knee injury sustained in the match’s 10th game, Juan Martin del Potro is awaiting test results before deciding his immediate playing future.
“During the match I had a bad fall. I made a weird movement with the knee and hit the floor very hard. I felt intense pain,” Del Potro said. “After, I lost the stability and strength on my leg, so not to continue was the best decision. I didn’t want any more risks after that.
“The doctor observed me and told that we need to wait for the examinations results in a few hours. Then we will know how bad it was and how to proceed for the next tournaments.”
The Argentine is scheduled to compete at the Swiss Indoors Basel, which begins on 22 October, and then the Rolex Paris Masters before finishing his season at the Nitto ATP Finals for the first time since 2013. Del Potro, who was the fourth player to book his trip to The O2 in London from 11-18 November, earned a career-high ATP Ranking of No. 3 in August. The ‘Tower of Tandil’ also captured his maiden ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title at the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells this March.