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Juan Martin del Potro’s French Open in jeopardy due to groin strain

Juan Martin del Potro was forced to pull out of the Italian Open in Rome on Thursday after feeling a pain in his left groin, which may put him in doubt for the upcoming French Open.

tennis Updated: May 19, 2018 12:07 IST
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Juan Martin del Potro was forced to pull out of the Italian Open in Rome on Thursday after feeling a pain in his left groin. (AFP)

Juan Martin del Potro has suffered a groin strain and is a doubt for the French Open, the Argentine world number six said on Friday.

Del Potro was forced to pull out of the Italian Open in Rome on Thursday after feeling a pain in his left groin. At the time, the 2009 U.S. Open champion was 2-6 5-4 down in his last 16 tennis encounter to Belgian David Goffin.

“After the medical examinations today, it has been determined that I have suffered a groin strain (grade 1) in Rome,” the 29-year-old Del Potro said on his verified Twitter account.

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“I have started to do rehab and will evaluate the situation in the upcoming days to decide whether I can play the French Open.”

The injury comes at a bad time for Del Potro, who has started the season well with tournament wins in Acapulco and Indian Wells. The French Open starts on May 27 in Paris.

First Published: May 19, 2018 12:02 IST