Del Potro Prepares For Madrid Return
Argentine practised in Madrid on Wednesday
The World No. 8 stepped onto the clay at La Caja Magica for the first time this year on Wednesday, as he prepares to make his first ATP Tour appearance since the Delray Beach Open by VITACOST.com in February. Del Potro has been recovering from a right-knee injury sustained at the Rolex Shanghai Masters in October 2018.
The ATP Masters 1000 event features a packed field, which includes World No. 1 Novak Djokovic, five-time champion Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, who will be making his first appearance on clay since the 2016 Internazionali BNL d'Italia. The Tower of Tandil owns a 15-7 record in the Spanish capital, highlighted by semi-final runs in 2009 (l. to Federer) and 2012 (l. to Berdych).