Published: Sat, May 27, 2017
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Injury-plagued Del Potro confirms for French Open

Injury-plagued Del Potro confirms for French Open

The Roland Garros draws are out.

Last year, he played two rounds before a wrist injury forced an early withdrawal.

Simona Halep, the 2014 runner-up, established herself as arguably the leading challenger by winning the Madrid Open before reaching the Rome final, but an ankle injury has hampered her preparations.

But the former world number one has - by his standards - struggled since, admitting motivation has been a problem.

"There is no one I can name as a favourite", she said, with Svitolina's run to the 2015 Roland Garros quarter-finals the only time she has advanced to the second week at a major. Yannick transcended sport in the way that Andre Agassi did, and Bjorn Borg.

Then there's 23-year-old Dominic Thiem, who also impressed coming second only to Rafael Nadal this clay season. It's time to make your picks-not for the winner-but for the dark horses.

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- Who will be the 2017 women's champion?

Top seed Andy Murray has a potential quarter-final with Japanese star Kei Nishikori while Angelique Kerber faces old foe Ekaterina Makarova in the opening round in Paris.

The 23-time Grand Slam victor learned she was pregnant just two days before starting a successful assault on January's Australian Open and won't return before next year.

- Out of action since injuring her left hand fighting off a knife-wielding burglar at her home in December, two-time Wimbledon champion Kvitova may yet still be a late-entry into Roland Garros where she was a semi-finalist in 2012.

However, the 2009 US Open victor, who has not played in the French Open since losing to Roger Federer in the quarter-finals in 2012, is now looking forward to his return to Paris.

Juan Martin del Potro spent lengthy periods off court battling wrist injuries which pushed him to the brink of retirement. I hope to be in good condition.

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