Juan Martín del Potro (1988) showed great progress in his recovery at the end of 2021 and bet to return to the circuit in South America, in the ATPs of Buenos Aires (250) and Rio de Janeiro (500).
At the close of this season, the Argentine appears as 758th in the world. His last game was a win against Denis Shapovalov on June 19, 2019, at Queen’s. Then, he had to give WO to Feliciano López for a knee injury. At that time, Del Potro was 12th in the world.
At 33, Del Potro articulates a new return after a thousand injuries, after a thousand laps. In 2016, his last big lap, Del Potro was 1045th in the world on February 2. He finished that season in 38th place and winning Davis Cup, silver medal in Rio de Janeiro, being champion of the ATP of Stockholm and closing his season with 32 victories and 12 defeats.
A 2009 US Open champion (the last non-European to win a Grand Slam), Del Potro suffered too much time off the court. Despite that, he appears on most record charts in the top spots. One of the few players who fought as equals with the Big 3 during this golden age of the ATP.
The circuit awaits him and South American tennis is excited to have another member, in addition to Schwartzman and Garin, at the top of the ranking. Will 2022 be the year of Delpo?