Tennis: Juan Martin Del Potro To Miss The Rest Of 2014

15 October 2014

Del Potro Plans 2015 Return.

Juan Martin del Potro has brought a miserable season to an end by announcing that he will not play again in 2014.

The 2009 US Open champion has not competed at an ATP singles event since pulling out of the Dubai Tennis Championships in February due to a left wrist injury.

Del Potro's elongated rehabilitation from that problem has seen him miss all but one of the grand slam tournaments in 2014.

And, rather than taking part in the final few events of the year, the Argentine world number 29 has opted to focus his energy on making sure he is ready for the start of the 2015 season.

Del Potro wrote on his Facebook page: "Despite good progress through training and physiotherapy, I have decided not to play in the season ending tournaments in Europe."

"I'm going to use the time to get ready to make a difference next season. I'm not 100 per cent ready yet and need to be patient."

"Your [the fans] constant support and good wishes and care have been and will continue to be of the utmost importance along this journey."

"I am deeply thankful and I believe that next year I'll be able to repay you, doing what I do best."

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Juan Martín del Potro (born 23 September 1988), often nicknamed Delpo, is an Argentine professional tennis player who is currently ranked World No. 13 and is the highest-ranked Argentine.

Del Potro achieved a top-10 ranking by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) for the first time on 6 October 2008.

In January 2010, he reached a then-career-high ranking of World No. 4, after which del Potro had to withdraw from most of the tournaments in 2010 due to a wrist injury.

He is coached by Franco Davín.

Having started playing tennis at the age of seven, del Potro won his first senior match in 2004 at the age of 15.

In 2008, he became the first player in ATP history to win his first four career titles in as many tournaments.

He also completed the second-longest winning streak in 2008, and the second longest by a teenager in the Open Era, behind Rafael Nadal-with his winning sequence spanning 23 matches over five tournaments.

Del Potro captured a Grand Slam title at the 2009 US Open, defeating Nadal in the semifinal and Roger Federer in the final-the first man to defeat them both in the same Grand Slam tournament.

Del Potro is one of only four players other than the Big Four to have won a men's Grand Slam singles title since 2005, the others being Marat Safin, Stanislas Wawrinka and Marin Čilić.

He became the second Argentine and the fifth-youngest man to win the US Open title in the Open Era.

Del Potro also won the bronze medal in men's singles at the London Olympics in 2012.

The Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) was formed in September 1972 by Donald Dell, Jack Kramer, and Cliff Drysdale to protect the interests of male professional tennis players.

Drysdale became the first President. Since 1990, the association has organized the worldwide tennis tour for men and linked the title of the tour with the organization's name.

In 1990 the organization was called the ATP Tour, which was renamed in 2001 as just ATP and the tour being called ATP Tour.

In 2009 the name was changed again and is now known as the ATP World Tour.

It is an evolution of the tour competitions previously known as Grand Prix tennis tournaments and World Championship Tennis (WCT).

The ATP's Executive Offices are in London, United Kingdom.

ATP Americas is based in Ponte Vedra Beach, United States; ATP Europe is headquartered in Monaco; and ATP International, which covers Africa, Asia and Australasia, is based in Sydney, Australia.