Juan Martin del Potro made his comeback onto the tennis circuit after a longstanding injury and continues to progress well.
The 27-year-old defeated Jeremy Chardy 6-2, 6-3 in the quarter-finals of the Delray Beach Open in Florida to progress to his first ATP semi-final in over two years.
The Argentine has been blighted with an ongoing wrist injury for the past six years and has been absent from the tour for the past 11 months.
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Currently ranked 420 in the world, Del Potro played Sam Querrey in the semi-final but ultimately fell at the last hurdle 7-5, 7-5.
After claiming the US open title in 2009 and beating Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer on the way to the title, he has widely been seen as a real threat to the established guard of 'The Top Four'.
He reached a high of No.4 in 2010 but to reach that level once again he must stay injury free, he still has more than enough time to make a real career for himself. Many tennis fans around the world will be hoping his injury woes are a thing of the past as he is one of the most popular players on the tour.
Possessing a fearsome serve, the 6"6 giant is not afraid to mix up his game and come to the net to finish points quicker.
While the tennis world is chasing Novak Djokovic, it would be great to see Del Potro make another rise up the rankings. As he doesn’t have many ranking points to defend from 2015, a few strong results in 2016 means that he can do just that.
As he grows in confidence in the next few months, he will become a dangerous opponent for any of the current elite, especially during the remaining Grand Slams of the year.
Welcome back, Juan Martin.