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Argentina's Del Potro says he's working hard to return to ATP Tour

Argentina's Del Potro says he's working hard to return to ATP Tour

Posted by PanamericanWorld on October 07, 2015

Argentine tennis star Juan Martin del Potro, whose career has been sidetracked by wrist injuries, said he was working hard to return to the ATP Tour after more than six months of inactivity.

"If you think I'm down and out, I want you to know I'm still fighting for it," Del Potro wrote Tuesday in a Twitter post that also featured a photo of him running on the beach in Miami.

The 2009 U.S. Open champion, who has undergone three surgeries on his left wrist and one on his right wrist and whose last ATP Tour match came at the Miami Masters in March, is counting on leaving behind his injury woes in 2016 and playing a full schedule of tournaments.

He is not only planning to make a fresh start in terms of his health but also is on the lookout for a new support team after parting ways with long-time coach Franco Davin and physical trainer Martiniano Orazi.

After several weeks of rehab in his home city of Tandil, Del Potro recently started hitting balls again on court and now is in Miami to get his physical conditioning back to its peak level.

Del Potro will work on fine-tuning his strokes over the year's final two months with an eye on returning to the circuit sometime in the first four months of 2016.

The 27-year-old Argentine's ranking has fallen to No. 572 because of his severely limited action over the past 12 months, down from a career high of No. 4.

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