Juan Martin del Potro's depressing season just got a whole lot more abject, as the Argentine, who has undergone wrist surgery, will be unable to play in September's US Open, where he is the defending champion.
"If all goes well, I'd return after the U.S. Open," said JMDP, according to Reuters. "The tournament is and always will be very special for me, all my life but I don't want to rush things."
DelPo is targeting a return to the tour at the Paris Masters in November but only God knows how far his ranking will have dropped by then. All those Roland Garros points, and of course, the points from his win in New York. I could go on but then I'd make myself and probably you all miserable, so let's just hope the world number 5 recovers faster than expected.