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Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 26 September 2018

Juan Martin del Potro an injury doubt for French Open

Argentine forced to retire from third-round match against David Goffin at Italian Open on Thursday

Injury-prone Juan Martin del Potro has begun rehab on his groin. Dean Mouhtaropoulos / Getty Images
Injury-prone Juan Martin del Potro has begun rehab on his groin. Dean Mouhtaropoulos / Getty Images

World number six Juan Martin del Potro could be a doubt for Roland Garros after sustaining a groin strain in Rome.

The Argentinian, a former US Open winner and Olympic silver medallist, retired from his third-round match against David Goffin at the Italian Open on Thursday.

"After the medical examinations today it has been determined that I suffered a groin strain (grade 1) in Rome," Del Potro tweeted late Friday.

"I have started to do rehab and will evaluate the situation in the upcoming days to decide whether I play the French Open."

Roland Garros runs from May 27 to June 10.

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