“Difficult for him to perform common daily activities"
"After long weeks of consultations in Argentina, Europe and the United States, most doctors concluded that a new operation on Juan Martin Del Potro's right knee is necessary. After analyzing the options, Delpo trusted Dr. Lee Kaplan, who will perform a surgery (...) We hope, like you, that it will be the definitive solution for a pain that not only prevents him from playing tennis, but also makes it difficult for him to perform common daily activities".
"After the operation performed in June by Dr. Angel Ruiz Cotorro in Barcelona, the recovery was progressive, although there was still a pain that prevented Delpo from running and jumping, and bothered him for usual activities such as climbing stairs. He remained active, regaining muscle and strength in his leg, with hopes of returning to the tour soon. In addition to rehabilitation, he trained at the gym and on the tennis court, with reduced mobility".
"According to the times set by his doctor, Delpo was aiming to return to the tournaments in Stockholm and Vienna, and hoped to play the exhibition with Roger Federer in Buenos Aires. The pain never went away, so he had to cancel his tennis commitments and have new medical consultations. What followed was more travel, different treatments, diets and training, until the medical recommendation of a new surgery".
Del Potro is a true national idol in his country, where any news referring to him is consumed with voracity and becomes one of the most read in the local press. Absent from the circuit since the Queens tournament in June 2019, the lack of news about him generated anxiety among his fans.