Del Potro to miss Australian Open

ABS-CBN Sports on Jan 01, 2019 08:38 AM
Del Potro to miss Australian Open
FILE - Juan Martin del Potro, of Argentina, returns a shot against Philipp Kohlschreiber, of Germany, during the quarterfinals at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament, Friday, March 16, 2018, in Indian Wells, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Fifth-ranked Juan Martin del Potro will miss the Australian Open as he continues his recovery from a knee injury.

"I hope you have a great 2019. Recovery is going great and I will tell you later where I will be making my comeback," the 30-year-old Argentine wrote on Twitter.

"Unfortunately it won't happen in Australia ... but I'm happy with my progress."

The U.S. Open finalist fractured his right kneecap after a fall at the Shanghai Masters in October.

The Australian Open begins Jan. 14.

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