Del Potro 2020 - Comeback or Retirement?

Belgrad13

Rookie
Do you see a realistic possibility for the long-term injured Delpo that he will catch up with Wawrinka and Cilic overall and does he really need two more slams?
 

Booger

Hall of Fame
I would say retire, BUT the talent pool in men's tennis is in an absolute nosedive. Nothing but pasty, spoiled children of rich people and 3 old guys. If he could get mostly healthy for 6-12 months, no reason to think he couldn't win another GS if the chips fell his way.
 

TripleATeam

G.O.A.T.
Retirement, unfortunately. He lasted for a bit before his injuries gave way again, but it seems too chronic to see him come back after 30.
 

vsdtrek

Semi-Pro
I think retire. Believe he’s 121st in rankings. That’s going to result in him facing really tough players right away and it’s going to be too much. He fought the good fight as long as he could and he was great to watch.
 

Bukmeikara

Legend
Regardless of what happens this year he will go down as an unfortunate under-achiever/coulda-woulda kind of guy.
In the grand picture, he is Slam Winner, top 10 player for ten years, known and loved by many people, won million of dollars. That type of wording is far from accurate considering that there are a lot more unlucky stories that we don't even hear about
 

MeatTornado

G.O.A.T.
In the grand picture, he is Slam Winner, top 10 player for ten years, known and loved by many people, won million of dollars. That type of wording is far from accurate considering that there are a lot more unlucky stories that we don't even hear about
Not to mention Olympic Bronze & Silver medalist, which he personally considers even more important than his slam title. Throw in a Davis Cup title and it's one hell of a career.
 
Terrible news. Really have to feel for Delpo. What on Earth is the issue? Seemed like recovery should have been straightforward, but it's been anything but.
 

MugOpponent

Hall of Fame
I guess it appears that retirement is more likely than a comeback. Very sad as he was always made an event more fun if he was advancing deep.
 

Mainad

Bionic Poster
Sounds like a full or partial knee replacement is inevitable at some point. Some players never have any luck with their physical fitness whilst others continue to run around like spring lambs! :(
 

EllieK

Hall of Fame
Having another surgery according to his Twitter page I saw today. I don’t think he will make it back but I sure hope I’m wrong. I see a retirement this year. So sad.
 

Roddick85

Hall of Fame
As much as I would love to see him back on tour, I think he should consider retiring. I was reading the news of his imminent surgery a few minutes ago, if he can't walk and do simple things pain free at 31 years of age, I think it'd be wise for him to look at his long term health rather than trying another comeback on tour and risk it more. There's a life after tennis after all. I hope the surgery is successful and he can make a full recovery.
 

megamind

Legend
As much as I would love to see him back on tour, I think he should consider retiring. I was reading the news of his imminent surgery a few minutes ago, if he can't walk and do simple things pain free at 31 years of age, I think it'd be wise for him to look at his long term health rather than trying another comeback on tour and risk it more. There's a life after tennis after all. I hope the surgery is successful and he can make a full recovery.
agreed

feel the same way about MuryGOAT
 
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