Juan Martin Del Potro has been sidelined for the rest of the season, due to surgery on his left wrist, according to a report from Tennis World Magazine.
The Argentine, who is currently ranked No. 8 in the Emirates ATP Rankings, retired after losing the first set of his opening match in Dubai last month, and hasn’t played since. He withdrew first from the Indian Wells Masters 1000, and most recently cited a wrist injury as the reason for withdrawing from the Miami Masters 1000.
According to the report, the surgery will require an 8-10 month recovery period, thus precluding him from playing for the rest of 2014.
In 2010, the former US Open champion had surgery on his right wrist, which took him out of the game for a year. It wasn’t until the end of January, 2012, before he got back into the Top 10.
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