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Del Potro declares injury leave at Queen’s

Del Potro declares injury leave at Queen’s

Argentine Juan Martín Del Potro, third favorite of the tournament, had beaten Canadian Denis Shapovalov (7-5, 6-4) but hours later he was declared out of the tournament due to problems in his right knee.

The ‘Torre de Tandil’, who has just been eliminated in the round of 16 at Roland Garros, ended the duel with pain and inflammation after a slip in which he injured his knee, in which he suffered a serious injury in Shanghai in October, which has meant that this season he was only playing his fifth tournament.

At Roland Garros he also feared for his knee after a slip in the second round, but was able to continue the tournament without major incident and fell in the last 16 against Russian Karen Khachanov.

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“Unfortunately, Juan Martín Del Potro has been forced to withdraw from The Fever-Tree Championships due to a right knee injury. Get well soon, Delpo, “announced the Queens tournament on its official Twitter.

«It is a great pity that Juan Martín had to resign. The public adores him, like everyone else. We wish him a speedy and full recovery, we hope to see him again next year, ”said Tournament Director Stephen J. Farrow.

This injury triggers the alarm at the approach of Wimbledon (July 1-14). Del Potro already missed a Grand Slam tournament this year through injury, the Australian Open in January.

For his part, Feliciano López, invited by the organization, had to work hard to beat Fucsovics in three sets (6-7 (4/7), 6-3, 6-4).

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The veteran Spanish player was supposed to be Del Potro’s rival in the round of 16 and advanced to the quarterfinals directly after the Argentine’s loss.

The Queen’s ATP tournament, in London, is one of the preparatory events for Wimbledon, it is played on grass and distributes 2 million euros in prizes.

– Queen’s ATP Tournament:

– Men’s singles – First round:

Jérémy Chardy (FRA) defeated Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ) 6-1, 6-3

Juan Martín Del Potro (ARG / N.3) to Denis Shapovalov (CAN) 7-5, 6-4

Feliciano López (ESP) to Márton Fucsovics (HUN) 6-7 (4/7), 6-3, 6-4

Aljaz Bedene (SLO) to Alex De Minaur (AUS) 3-6, 6-4, 6-4

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Milos Raonic (CAN / N.6) to Marco Cecchinato (ITA) 6-3, 6-2

Lucas Pouille (FRA) bt Jay Clarke (GBR) 7-6 (7/2), 6-1

Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI / N.7) defeated Daniel Evans (GBR) 6-3, 6-4 AFP

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