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Tennis: Injured Del Potro pulls out of Indian Wells

Sixth-seeded Argentinian Juan Martin del Potro pulled out of the Indian Wells Masters on Sunday with a left wrist injury. The same injury had forced the world number seven to retire from his first round match in Dubai last month. "It's still hurting a lot, I'm not feeling 100 percent, I'm not in good condition to compete," 2013 finalist del Potro said in a hastily-arranged press conference at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. He had been slated to play Spain's Feliciano Lopez in a second-round match on Sunday after enjoying a first-round bye.

Del Potro, frustrated over injury setback, thanks fans for support

Buenos Aires, Feb 26 (EFE).- Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro on Wednesday thanked his fans for the outpouring of support he has received since reinjuring his left wrist at this week's Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships. "First of all I want to thank you for the support that is coming from all over the world," Del Potro, who retired Tuesday from his first-round match at that hard-court event, said in a message to his fans on his Facebook page.

Del Potro to return in Amsterdam after wrist trouble

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - World number four Juan Martin del Potro will defend his Rotterdam ATP title next week after a 20-day break to recover from a wrist injury, a spokesperson for the Argentine said in a statement. Having won the Sydney Open, Del Potro was among the favorites for the Australian Open last month but was upset in the second round and went straight to the United states to see a wrist specialist.

Tennis: Wozniacki hopeful of ending Slam drought

Australian Open 10th seed Caroline Wozniacki is one those players that has been world number one yet never won a Grand Slam. But the Dane, now happy her personal and professional life after getting engaged to golf star Rory McIlroy, believes she can go all the way at Melbourne Park this year. Wozniacki on Thursday overcame a second set meltdown in intense heat to beat unseeded American Christina McHale 6-0, 1-6, 6-2 and make the third round, where she will play the dangerous Garbine Muguruza.

Del Potro, Tomic to meet in Sydney, Ferrer falls

By Nick Mulvenney SYDNEY (Reuters) - Former U.S. Open champion Juan Martin Del Potro underlined his status as a dark horse for next week's Australian Open by hammering Dmitry Tursunov to reach the final of the Sydney International on Friday. Spain's world number three David Ferrer, however, had his bid for a fifth Auckland Open title ended in the semi-finals by a 6-4 7-6 (7-4) defeat to unheralded Taiwanese Lu Yen-hsun.

Tennis: Del Potro through to Sydney final

World number five Juan Martin del Potro powered his way into his first Sydney International final with a straight sets demolition of Dmitry Tursunov on Friday. Del Potro had his big serve firing as he rolled to a 6-4, 6-2 win over the Russian fourth seed in 64 minutes. Del Potro, the top seed, will face either Australian defending champion Bernard Tomic or Ukraine's Sergiy Stakhovsky in Saturday's decider. The first Argentine to reach the Sydney final since David Nalbandian in 2009, del Potro broke Tursunov's serve three times and was formidable on his own service.

Tennis: Del Potro sets up Sydney semi against Tursunov

World number five Juan Martin del Potro recovered from losing the second set to beat Radek Stepanek and book a place in the semi-finals of the Sydney International on Thursday. The Argentine, who boasts a huge forehand, downed the Czech Davis Cup hero 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 to set up a last-four clash against Russia Dmitry Tursunov, who advanced with a 7-6 (7/5) 6-2 win against Uzbek Denis Istomin. Top seed Del Potro, the 2009 US Open champion who has worked his way back up the rankings after wrist surgery, needed his big serve to get him home after Stepanek levelled the match.

Tennis: Djokovic, Federer, Azarenka take Open spotlight

World number one Novak Djokovic and 17-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer are Tuesday's top attractions at the US Open with big servers John Isner and Milos Raonic also on the schedule. Djokovic, a six-time Grand Slam champion who captured his fourth Australian Open crown earlier this year, launches his quest for a fourth consecutive trip to the US Open final when he faces Lithuanian Ricardas Berankis in the first night match at Arthur Ashe Stadium.

New U.S. Open roof will take five minutes to open or close

By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Open's retractable roof for massive Arthur Ashe Stadium will take five minutes to open or close and could be ready for 2016, officials said on Monday during the opening day of the season's last grand slam. The decision to quiet the clamor for a roof followed five successive years of staging a Monday finish to the championships due to inclement weather and was announced earlier this month.

Tennis: US Open to boast two stadium roofs by 2018

The US Open will become the third Grand Slam tennis event to have a roof to protect main-stadium matches from rain and will have two covered venues by 2018. A $550 million renovation project will see a $100 million retractable roof covering Arthur Ashe Stadium as soon as 2016, US Tennis Association (USTA) officials said Monday as the year's final Grand Slam tournament began on the Flushing Meadows hardcourts. That two-year protect, to be finished by 2017 at the latest, will be followed by the building of a new roofed Louis Armstrong Stadium to be done in 2017 or 2018.
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