Del Potro spoke of a possible return to the circuit: “Messi put me in training”

Juan Martin del Potro will reveal that he will “retrain” after obtaining the Qatar World Cup by the Argentine national teamsince that was the promise he had made before the tournament started.

If Argentina won the World Cup, they would try to play the US Open. Now (Lionel) Messi and the team put me in training. I still have a lot of pain. Before Qatar I didn’t have it in mind, but now I think about it a lot,” she slid her Tower.

He also stressed that he only needed to “be number 1 in the world” in his prolific professional tennis career, which he ended in February 2022, due to chronic injuries to his right knee. “The only thing I lacked was to be number one in the world. It was always a dream and I always worked to be the best, but I am also very proud of my career” thought the tennis player, 34 years old and 1.98 meters tall.

“I never managed to be 1 because they were (Rafael) Nadal, (Roger) Federer or (Novak) Djokovic. When I look at the ranking or see the years of my career and who I was fighting to be number one with, it’s also very nice to know that they were the ones who didn’t let me achieve that dream,” said the champion of the 2009 edition of the US Open.

Del Potrowinner of the silver medals in the Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro 2016 and of bronze it is London 2012It reached its best historical position in the ranking in August 2018, when it was ranked third for three consecutive weeks.

The man from Tandil officially said goodbye to the circuit in February of last year, when he played in the Argentine Open at the Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club and fell in two sets against Azuleño Frederick Delbonis. Gone are a long series of frustrations due to injuries and surgeries on both knees.