Juan Martin Del Potro dealt the tennis world a bombshell this week and it wasnt one of his devastating forehands either. He has decided to miss the remaining three grandslams of the year as to allow a full and proper recovery from wrist surgery. The Giant Argentinian has been out of action since the Australian Open in January but had been expected to be back in action at the French Open. The injury mirrors Andy Murrays injury suffered on the clay courts of Hamburg when the young Scot had to miss RG and Wimbledon. Murray decided to err on the side of caution to allow a full recovery, but the power on Murrays forehand has never been the same since. Del Po has built his game around his solid forehand and when he returns hopefully in the Autumn he may have to change his gameplan somewhat to take all the pressure from his forehand.
Del Potro isnt the only tennis star injured at the moment and with Roland Garros beginning who knows what kind of state the runners and riders will be in as we enter the most congested period of the tennis calendar