Groin strain puts Del Potro’s French Open in jeopardy

19 May, 2018 11:30 am

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Juan Martin del Porto has suffered a groin strain and is a doubt for the French Open, the Argentine world number six said .

Del Porto 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 US Open champion was 2-6 5-4 down in his last 16 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.

“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.

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