It Is Not Defended.
Posted by gauloises1 on May 19, 2010
On his return from the States to check on the progress of his recuperation, Delpo confirmed that he won’t be playing the US Open.
Citing a desire not to rush his recovery, he said that he won’t play until Paris in the autumn at the earliest. A return in 2011 looks much more likely.
“If I have to return next year or at Paris Bercy, I will,” said Del Potro, referring to the Paris Open.
[…] “Thankfully, I’ve already undergone the operation and everything went well. Now I just have to recover,” said Del Potro, who will continue his recovery in his home town of Tandil, 350 km south of Buenos Aires.
“I don’t want to get desperate in rehab and I’m comfortable with the fact that if I do my time I’ll be playing again on the circuit,” he said.
“I know it’s going to take a long time to get back to being among the top players like I was before, but what I want more than anything is to return.”
(You can see some video of an extremely hairy airport Elf modelling the latest in a well-established tradition of awful baseball caps here.)
It always seemed wildly optimistic that he would be able to play the US Open, and obviously the last thing he should do is rush his recovery, if recovery there is to be.