Andy Murray Holds Empathy For Rival Juan Martin Del Potro, Says He Has Been Unlucky Due To Injuries


Del Potro and Andy Murray

Juan Martin Del Potro is suffering from another injury on the knee since last week. Additionally, the Argentinian has a history of injuries, starting from the fracture at the Shanghai Masters in 2018.

Andy Murray came forward to show empathy for his old rival as he himself has undergone various surgeries and operations. 

However, now del Potro has experienced a downfall in his tennis career due to the various operations he has gone through. Additionally, he has had seven such operations.

Del Potro and Andy Murray

Murray, who has himself made a return to the court after an operation said, “Obviously I don’t know exactly which surgery he had” when asked about the operation of del Potro.

Additionally, Briton explained, “I during my career would have been certainly healthier than him. But these last couple of years, I can totally understand what he’s going through. Just now, mentally it must be unbelievably challenging.”

“He Obviously Loves The Sport”- Murray on del Potro

Besides, he also added, “I was sad obviously when I heard that. I was actually chatting to my team about maybe reaching out to him in the last couple of days. He’s been unbelievably unlucky during his career with multiple, multiple injuries. He keeps trying and keeps wanting to come back to play.”

Del Potro and Andy Murray

Murray also said, “I can totally understand what he’s going through. Just now, mentally it must be unbelievably challenging. I hope that the surgery is a success for him. And I hope he manages to get healthy again and back on the court.”

Further, he added, “If he didn’t totally love tennis, there’s no chance he would have kept trying. He obviously loves the sport. It would be brilliant to see him get a few more years out of his body because he deserves that.”

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Besides, Andy Murray is now playing in the US Open, where he made an epic comeback in the first-round match against Yoshihito Nishioka. He will now be facing Felix Auger-Aliassime in the second round.


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