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Injured Del Potro forced out of Barcelona Open

Last Updated: Friday, April 16, 2010 - 10:20

Barcelona: Juan Martin Del Potro has pulled out of this month`s Barcelona Open claycourt tournament due to lingering tendinitis in his right wrist, the Argentine world number five said on Thursday.

The injury has sidelined 21-year-old Del Potro, the U.S. Open champion, since he lost to Croatia`s Marin Cilic in the last 16 at January`s Australian Open.

He said in a statement on the Barcelona Open website ( the wrist was improving but he had been unable to train properly in recent days.

Russian world number six Nikolay Davydenko has also withdrawn due to a wrist injury, leaving third-ranked Rafael Nadal of Spain as clear favourite to win a sixth straight title.
Bureau Report

First Published: Friday, April 16, 2010 - 10:20

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