It wasn’t that it wasn’t likely, but Juan Martin del Potro wasn’t going to confirm it until he was examined by his doctor.
The Argentine, whose ailing left wrist has crippled his 2014 campaign, announced on his Facebook page Sunday evening that he would indeed be undergoing wrist surgery on Monday.
“I want to tell you that after a period of medical treatment, in which we tried to be competitive on a tennis court, and following new examinations done today, my doctor Richard Berger decided that I should have surgery to fix the problem on my left wrist. It will be tomorrow, Monday, March 24th.
Obviously, it’s not the easiest choice or the happiest moment of my career. I experienced a similar situation and I know how hard it is to be out of the tour, the desire to return, the endless weeks of recovery and how difficult it is to start fighting for the top spots in the rankings again.”
It’s expected news, but sad news, that likely will end his 2014 season before it even begins.
And everyone remembers how long it took him to really take his rightful place again, after he had similar surgery on his right wrist a couple of years ago.