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Del Potro to miss Australian Open with knee injury

Juan Martin del Potro. File

Juan Martin del Potro. File  

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World number five Juan Martin del Potro will miss next month's Australian Open as he continues to recover from a kneecap fracture he suffered during a fall at the Shanghai Masters October, he said on Monday.

“Recovery is going great and I will tell you later where I will be making my comeback,” he said on Twitter.

“Unfortunately it won't happen in Australia, Ill miss you @AustralianOpen, but I'm happy with my progress.”

Injuries are nothing new for the 30-year-old Argentine, who has been sidelined by wrist injuries that have required numerous surgeries throughout his career.

The hard-hitting del Potro was healthy for most of 2018 and had a career resurgence, winning the title at Indian Wells in March before reaching the U.S. Open final in September.

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