Del Potro unlikely to be fit for Open
Juan Martin del Potro is unlikely to be ready to play in next month’s Australian Open, the Argentine said on Tuesday.
The former US Open champion also cast doubt on whether he would play in the Davis Cup first-round tie at home to Italy in February when Argentina opens its defense of the title.
“What I need is to have someone get me physically fit enough to last the whole year,” del Porto said.
“There’s two weeks to the Australia Open and I’m unlikely to make that objective.
“We’re looking at what the priority is. If tennis waited for me for two years, Australia can wait for me for one more.”