Juan Martin del Potro is working hard to make his first appearance at The O2 in six years and let cameras in during his road to recovery.
In his new documentary “The Road to London: Juan Martin del Potro”, we went behind the scenes as the Argentine rehabbed from a fractured right kneecap he sustained last October at the Rolex Shanghai Masters, forcing him to miss the season-ending championships in London. As Del Potro spent grueling hours in the gym in his hometown of Tandil, returning to The O2 remained high on his mind.
“It’s one event that every player wants to be in,” said Del Potro. “It’s not easy to qualify for London, but it will be a good challenge to see if I can qualify once again.”
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The documentary also shows a more relaxed side of Del Potro as he hosted a charity day event in his hometown, drank mate on a hill top and had a barbecue dinner with friends. Although he welcomed the time at home, the Argentine was eager to compete again and repeat the success of his 2018 season that saw him crack the Top 10 for the first time in four years.
“I never expected to be in the Top 10 again after all of my problems. It’s never easy to repeat a similar year, but you never know if I’m still in good shape and feeling healthy.”