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Juan Martin del Potro Withdraws From 2019 BNP Paribas Tennis

Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina hoist the trophy during the BNP Paribas Open Finals ceremony after defeating Roger Federer of Switzerland at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, California, USA, 18 March 2018. EPA-EFE/JOHN G. MABANGLO



Defending Champion Juan Martin del Potro has withdrawn from the BNP Paribas Open due to a knee injury. With his withdrawal, Taro Daniel moves into the tournament.


“I am truly disappointed that I will not be able to return to the BNP Paribas Open to defend my title,” said Juan Martin del Potro. “It is one of my favorite tournaments, and I have incredible memories from last year, but my doctors have advised me to rest. I hope to be back on court soon.”


“I fully understand how difficult it can be to deal with injuries, and that coming back from them is not always a straightforward process,” said Tournament Director Tommy Haas. “We wish Juan Martin all the best in his recovery, and hope to see him back at the BNP Paribas Open next year.”

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