It did not turn out to be a fairly tale comeback for Juan Martin Del Potro as he fell to Vasek Pospisil of Canada in his first match in Miami the other day.
But, the Argentinean, who has seen a horror of a time in the recent past, isn’t disheartened at all.
According to Del Potro, he would have loved to have a win to his name on his return, but, if it wasn’t meant to be, it’s okay. At this point of time, he is just happy to have gotten rid of all his physical issues and he is hoping for the best in future.
Regular absence on the tour over the last year resulted in Del Potro slipping quite low in ATP rankings.
It’s astonishing where he is right now in rankings. He is outside 600. Yes, 600.
Del Potro would know once he gets in his full flow and starts achieving the results to his liking, he would make the northward movement quite quickly. So, there is no point bothering about the rankings that much.
But, it’s also a fact that having had his wrist operated twice consecutively, he will have to do a hell of a lot of hard work to make sure he gets to the same level where he was in terms of his game.
After his Miami loss yesterday, Del Potro was quoted as saying, “There is no frustration to be honest. When you come back after so long, you look only for positives.”
“I did not feel any physical difficulty which was fantastic. I obviously committed errors and that’s why, finished on the receiving end, but, it’s only going to get better for me from this stage. I’m confident for the tournaments ahead.”