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Rome Masters: Novak Djokovic on track for French Open, sets up Juan Martin del Potro final clash

Rome Masters: Novak Djokovic on track for French Open, sets up Juan Martin del Potro final clash

Djokovic, beaten in the final by Britain`s Andy Murray last year, will now face Juan Martin del Potro in the quarters after the unseeded Argentinian`s third round 7-6 (7/4), 6-3 win over Japanese seventh seed Kei Nishikori.

Mexico Open: Novak Djokovic battles into Acapulco quarter-finals with win over Juan Martin del Potro

Mexico Open: Novak Djokovic battles into Acapulco quarter-finals with win over Juan Martin del Potro

Top-seeded Djokovic, had to dig deep against former US Open champion del Potro after falling a break down in the third set.

 

Delray Beach Open final: Jack Sock takes second ATP title of 2017 as injured Milos Raonic withdraws

Delray Beach Open final: Jack Sock takes second ATP title of 2017 as injured Milos Raonic withdraws

Sock said that Raonic notified him personally about the withdrawal shortly before he was to warm up for the match.

Milos Raonic downs Juan Martin del Potro to book Delray Beach Open title clash with Jack Sock

Milos Raonic downs Juan Martin del Potro to book Delray Beach Open title clash with Jack Sock

Despite some shaky moments, Raonic fought off a set point in the second-set tiebreaker and closed out the match with his 17th ace of the night to advance to the meeting with Sock, a 6-4, 7-6 (7/2) winner over fellow American Donald Young.

Delray Open: Juan Martin Del Potro beats Damir Dzumhur, books quarter-final clash with Sam Querrey

Delray Open: Juan Martin Del Potro beats Damir Dzumhur, books quarter-final clash with Sam Querrey

Argentina`s Del Potro, the 2011 Delray Beach champion playing just his second match of 2017, held on to beat the 24-year-old Bosnian 7-6 (7/5), 4-6, 6-3.

Delray Open: Top seed Milos Raonic beats Croatia`s Borna Coric, advances into quarter-finals

Delray Open: Top seed Milos Raonic beats Croatia`s Borna Coric, advances into quarter-finals

Raonic, who reached the tie-breaker with his 11th ace and reached match point with his last ace, booked a Friday quarter-final matchup against British eighth seed Kyle Edmund,

Davis Cup: Serbia advance into quarter-finals; clash between Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal possible

Davis Cup: Serbia advance into quarter-finals; clash between Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal possible

Nadal was sitting out the trip to Croatia after reaching the Australian Open final last weekend but would be certain to return to face a Djokovic.

Usain Bolt, Cristiano Ronaldo, Andy Murray among top contenders for World Sportsman of the Year award

Usain Bolt, Cristiano Ronaldo, Andy Murray among top contenders for World Sportsman of the Year award

The winners, as voted for by members of the Laureus World Sports Academy, will be revealed in Monaco on February 14.

Qatar Open: Andy Murray registers his 25th straight win, beats Jeremy Chardy in straight sets

Qatar Open: Andy Murray registers his 25th straight win, beats Jeremy Chardy in straight sets

In 2016, the Briton not only remained unbeaten but won five consecutive titles and snatched the world`s number one spot from Novak Djokovic.

Australian Open: Juan Martin del Potro withdraws from season opening Grand Slam citing fitness issues

Australian Open: Juan Martin del Potro withdraws from season opening Grand Slam citing fitness issues

The announcement came a month after del Potro staged an incredible comeback to down world number six Marin Cilic of Croatia in an epic five-setter to win Davis Cup.

Juan Martin del Potro likely to miss Australian open due to injury

Juan Martin del Potro likely to miss Australian open due to injury

Having been plagued by injury problems, he enjoyed an unexpectedly good 2016 season, having recovered from a third wrist operation early in the year.

Davis Cup 2016: After Juan Martin del Potro's epic fightback, Federico Delbonis seals Argentina`s maiden title

Davis Cup 2016: After Juan Martin del Potro's epic fightback, Federico Delbonis seals Argentina`s maiden title

Del Potro, who rallied from behind to overcome Andy Murray in a five-set epic in the semi-final, displayed more remarkable resilience and produced an outrageous `tweener` to begin the third set.

Davis Cup: Diego Maradona attends Juan Martin Del Potro's victory over Ivo Karlovic

Davis Cup: Diego Maradona attends Juan Martin Del Potro's victory over Ivo Karlovic

Del Potro was rock solid, allowing the Croat not one break point in the entire match which kept the 15,000-capacity crowd enthalled for three hours and 19 minutes.

Davis Cup Final: Friends clash as Argentina face Croatia in Zagreb

Davis Cup Final: Friends clash as Argentina face Croatia in Zagreb

Croatia, who have chosen a medium-slow court at the Zagreb Arena, have won it once -- defeating Slovakia to be crowned Davis Cup champions in 2005.

Swiss Indoors: German qualifier Mischa Zverev stuns US Open champion Stan Wawrinka

Swiss Indoors: German qualifier Mischa Zverev stuns US Open champion Stan Wawrinka

Two-time champion Juan Martin del Potro hit 14 aces but still went down to a 7-5, 6-4 loss to Kei Nishikori.

Stockholm Open: Juan Martin del Potro wins first ATP title in three years

Stockholm Open: Juan Martin del Potro wins first ATP title in three years

The Argentine won US Open in 2009 before suffering a series of wrist injuries that pushed him to the brink of retirement.

Davis Cup, Fed Cup set for revamp

Davis Cup, Fed Cup set for revamp

In recent seasons, players have often complained of the scheduling and format of the Davis and Fed Cups. 

Davis Cup: Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro hopes to be fit for 'dream' final

Davis Cup: Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro hopes to be fit for 'dream' final

Argentina have been finalists four times in the past 10 years and will attempt to win their first Davis Cup.

Davis Cup: Argentina beat champions Britain, play Croatia in final

Davis Cup: Argentina beat champions Britain, play Croatia in final

Argentina, who have been finalists four times in the past 10 years, will attempt to win their first Davis Cup when they travel to Croatia from November 25-27.

Juan Martin del Potro poised to sit out key Davis Cup clash

Juan Martin del Potro poised to sit out key Davis Cup clash

In the absence of Del Potro Argentina could call on either Federico Delbonis or Mayer.