Del Potro to play singles at the Madrid Open

SAO PAULO: Juan Martin Del Potro Will Return To Singles Action In The Madrid Open This Week After 10 Weeks Out With A Knee Injury, The Argentine Said Tuesday.

The World Is By Number. 8, Who Played A Doubles With Kei Nishikori Last Weekend, Will Be Faced With Serbian Laslo Djere On Wednesday In His First Singles Tournament Since Delray Beach Open In February.

Del Potro Suffered A Knee Injury In October Last Year And Although Reached The Semi-final Of The Delray Tournament, He Was In Obvious Pain And Took Another Break Afterwards.

The Decision To Return Comes Less Than Three Weeks Before The French Open, A Tournament In Which He Never Got Past The Semi-final.

However, Four Of Del Potro's 22 Singles Titles Have Come On Clay, And The Big Argentine Will Aim To Return To Form And Add A Second Grand Slam Title To His 2009 Win In The US Open.