World Tennis News & Update: ‘Juan Martin Del Potro’; 2016 Comeback Player Of The Year

Nov 30, 2016 11:39 AM EST | By Ralphy Bonn Sim

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  • Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina in action during the Swiss Indoors ATP 500 tennis tournament match against Kei Nishikori of Japan at St Jakobshalle on October 28, 2016 in Basel, Switzerland.
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Juan Martin Del Potro has suffered more pain than most lawn tennis players during his injury-stinted career, with four wrist surgeries during the past seven years. But, a broken left finger is not a hindrance of his success. He won against Marin Cilic after five hours of competence in stroking the tennis ball by their racquet.

Juan Martin Del Potro and Marin Cilic were tied two sets a piece during their "Davis Cup" match when the Argentine broke his smallest left finger while trying to catch a missed Marin Cilic serve off the bounce.

Juan Martin Del Potro has been able to play regardless of his injury; has improved already upon his impressive 2016 by coming back from two-sets down for the first time in his career to beat Marin Cilic 6-7(4), 2-6, 7-5, 6-4, 6-3 in four hours and 53 minutes. Del Potro's win forced a fifth rubber in the "Davis Cup" final between Argentina and Croatia, and his teammate Federico Delbonis completed the turnaround by beating Croatia's Ivo Karlovic to give Argentina its first Davis Cup title.

"My finger is broken but I won't mind one bit if we win the Davis Cup. This was an emotionally exhausting match and one of the biggest wins of my career. Thanks to all those who prevented me from retiring. I was very close to never playing again and, well, here I Am."-As stated by Juan Martin del Potro .

Juan Martin Del Potro, which ranks as the number 38 in the "Emirates ATP Rankings," has climbed 1,007 spots since February. He beats Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic, Stan Wawrinka and Rafael Nadal this season.

All of his accomplishments earned him his second "Comeback Player of the Year" honour in the 2016 ATP World Tour Awards. Juan Martin Del Potro also received the award in 2011 after coming back from right-wrist surgery that he underwent in May 2010.

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