(Sports news, tennis news) Juan Martin Del Potro announced his intention to retire after the Argentina Open, Zverev showed impressive strength to advance to the Open Sud de France final.
Del Potro announced his retirement after Argentina Open 2022
At the press conference before the first round of the Argentina Open 2022 (February 6-14), Juan Martin Del Potro surprised everyone when he announced that the tournament held in his hometown could be the last time the 33-year-old player played. professional tennis. The cause comes from a persistent knee injury that Del Potro has suffered over the years:
Del Potro choked to announce his intention to retire after Argentina Open
“Before I start the press conference, I want to give everyone a message. I spent some time thinking and fantasizing about today. I know people expect me to return to tennis but this message is like goodbye rather than declaring a return.
I’m strong enough to keep going but my knees are getting worse. Despite trying different methods, relying on different doctors for many years, I still have not found the best treatment solution. I never imagined retiring from tennis without a chance to say goodbye and the tournament in Buenos Aires was the best place to do it.
Let’s see what happens in a few weeks, but I’m sure I want to live like a healthy, pain-free 33-year-old man.”
In a career spanning 17 years, Del Potro’s culmination was the 2009 US Open title, where he defeated Roger Federer. At that time, Del Potro became the first Argentine player to win a Grand Slam in the US since 1977, ending Federer’s streak of five consecutive years. This is still one of Federer’s bitterest defeats in Grand Slam finals.
However, since the tournament, Del Potro has continuously struggled with injuries. In addition to the US Open championship, he also won 22 singles titles, reached the final of the 2016 Rio Olympics (losing to Andy Murray), reached the semifinals of Grand Slam 3 times and rose to 3rd place at ATP (August 2018). It is expected that Del Potro’s match in the first round of the Argentina Open will take place at 4 pm on February 7 against Federico Delbonis.
“Little Federer” infected with Covid-19, dropped out of the Dallas Open
Recently, the organizers of the Dallas Open, the ATP 250 tournament taking place in the US from February 7-13, confirmed Grigor Dimitrov will withdraw at the last minute because of Covid-19 infection. Soon after, Feliciano Lopez was appointed to replace “little Federer” for the match against Jordan Thompson in the first round.
Although unable to attend the Dallas Open, Dimitrov still left open the opportunity to participate in the Delray Beach Open, the tournament to be held in Florida from February 14.
ATP 250: Zverev won easily to the final, Schwartzman lost shockingly
Alexander Zverev is still moving forward on the journey to conquer the Open Sud de France championship title, the tournament takes place in Montpellier (France).
Confronting the world number 83rd player Mikael Ymer in the semi-finals, Zverev did not give his opponent any chance to rise up when he won 6 break-points, closing the match with a score of 2-0 (set score: 6- 6). 1, 6-3).
Going to the final (February 21, 6), the world No. 3 will face the No. 6 seed Alexander Bublik.
Contrary to Zverev, Diego Schwartzman suddenly collapsed in the semi-finals of the Cordoba Open, the tournament held at home in Argentina. Before his opponent Alejandro Tabillo was 130 places behind him on the ATP rankings, the world number 14 player lost easily 3-6 in the first set.
Entering the second set, the two players struggled fiercely and pulled each other into the tie-break series. When the score was 6-6, Tabillo had an important mini-break before winning a series of “gun battles” with a score of 8-6. In the final, Tabillo will face Albert Ramos-Vinolas (Spain).
(Sports news, tennis news) – Carlos Moya, the coach of Rafael Nadal, believes that the student will not stop at 21 Grand Slams.
According to Do Anh (Synthesis) (Ho Chi Minh City Tourism Magazine)