3/24/13 2:01 AM | Johan Lindahl
Argentine Juan Del Potro cannot seem to catch a break. Less than a week after challenging for the Indian Wells title in a final with Rafael Nadal, the Argentine is out in Miami, due in part to a left wrist problem.
Del Potro went down in second-round straight sets to German outsider Tobias Kamke, with the South American drawcard's exit depriving the event's largely Latin audience of its major player interest.
The Miami event is already deep in crisis, missing tennis heroes Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal and also hit by the various injury withdrawals through the week.
In addition, the aging facility - a dump in compassion to its rival at Indian Wells - suffers with Third World-style internet and power outages, the latter of which interrupted Maria Sharapova's rain-delayed opening match.
Meanwhile Del Potro is prepared to take some weeks off in hopes of healing his wrist problem. The 2009 US Open winner has bitter memories of his right wrist operation in 2010 which kept him away from the game for months and is in no mood for a repeat of that depressing scenario.
He is already skipping the clay season opener at Monte Carlo in three weeks. "I hope I will be better these days without competitions. I will have a big rest for my wrist, and that's important to be ready and be 100 per cent in my next tournament.
"Sometimes it is bothering me, but sometimes I can manage my pains. I think he deserved to win, and it's okay."
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