World number seven Juan Martin Del Potro said that he’s still hoping to compete at the Sony Open 2014 Miami Masters which starts in less than two week’s time. The Argentine pulled out of this week’s BNP Paribas Open 2014 Indian Wells due to ongoing problems with his left wrist. He lost his opening round doubles match and opted to skip the singles event which led to lucky loser James Ward taking his place in the second round.
“The wrist is still bothering me a lot. I signed up for doubles here to try before singles how I’m feeling, and I played yesterday and I didn’t feel really well,” he said.
Del Potro revealed that he’s been having treatment for more than a week prior to Indian Wells and will continue to have it and hopefully it will be enough for him to compete at his best in Miami. Del Potro will lose significant ranking points this week as he was a finalist last year.
“My doctors tell me to wait ten more days doing the treatment and do everything possible to play in Miami. That’s what is my focus now. I will have the next ten days for do the same treatment, the same exercises, the same rehabilitation, and try to get in Miami much better than here and see what could happen in that tournament.”
“Sometimes better lose the tournament than lose a year, you know,” he added