USTA: Open champion Del Potro already hitting

by: Ed McGrogan July 22, 2010

The USTA's announcement that Juan Martin del Potro will try to defend his U.S. Open title is no fantasy: The Argentine is already hitting, according to USTA spokesman Tim Curry. USTA officials have kept in contact with del Potro, who had wrist surgery earlier this year. At this point, his wrist is healing ahead of schedule.—Tom Perrotta

More Stories

After winning maiden title in Metz, Lucas Pouille has sights set on Top 10

Currently ranked 16th, the 22-year-old plans to play Beijing and Shanghai next. 

WATCH: Rafael Nadal comes to rescue of distraught mother during exhibition

Nadal, famous for being a nice guy, probably would have stopped any match—exhibition or not—to lend the assist. 

Tomas Berdych through to quarterfinals at Shenzhen Open; Bernard Tomic edges Ryan Harrison

The top-seeded Czech is trying to reach his first final of the season.