Just a day after the top ranked women's player, Serena Williams, would be forced to pull out of the 2010 U.S. Open, today brings news that 2009 U.S. Open winner Juan Martin Del Potro will also be missing the 2010 Open. Del Potro cited poor conditioning due to wrist surgery that he's still recovering from. Del Potro has not played on tour since the Australian Open in January due to a wrist injury that affected his right racquet-swinging wrist.
"It is unfortunate that Juan Martin has not recovered from wrist surgery in time to defend his U.S. Open title," said U.S. Open Tournament Director Jim Curley. "We wish him all the best and look forward to his return to New York next year."