The last time Juan Martin del Potro was in New York he found himself on Arthur Ashe Stadium with Novak Djokovic standing across the net in the 2018 major final. It's been three years since he's been back to Flushing Meadows and he is making a return, although this year will look very different from years past.

On Saturday the Argentine took to Instagram to share the news.

"@USopen here we come!!! Wanted to let you know that I'm off to NY tomorrow to visit a tournament on Tuesday that's massively special for me. What amazing times and so many brilliant memories!" he wrote.


Del Potro didn't claim the title in 2018, but he is an US Open champion. He picked up the title back in 2009, defeating 20-time major champion Roger Federer in a gritty five-set classic. The major triumph remains the only Grand Slam title of his career.

The 32-year-old hasn't played a match since 2019 Queen's Club when he took a bad fall against Denis Shapovalov, which resulted in him undergoing knee surgery, since then he has also endured two more knee surgeries in 2020. He was aiming to return to action in time for the Tokyo Olympics, however was not yet ready but will surely keep fighting to get back on the court.

The tournament's official Instagram account commented on his post, saying: "Looking forward to seeing you here."