As the 2019 season gets under way, fan favorite Juan Martin del Potro’s health will be on watch.
Feels as though we’ve done this dance before.
Out since suffering a kneecap fracture in Shanghai in October, the 30-year-old Argentine hasn’t entered any of the Australian Open tuneup events.
Instead, his only “match play” will come at the Kooyong exhibition event the week before the main event.
Del Potro has played it before, in 2010 and 2013.
It’s not the first time he’s passed on playing an official warmup. So we can’t draw any firm conclusions about his prospects.