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Juan Martin del Potro hit with season-ending knee fracture after fall in Shanghai Masters defeat

Juan Martin del Potro faces a long recuperation after it was revealed the giant Argentine had fractured his knee during his round of 16 match at the Shanghai Masters.

Juan Martin del Potro is set to miss the rest of the season after it was revealed the giant Argentine had fractured his knee at the Shanghai Masters.

“It’s a very difficult moment. I feel very sad,” said the 30-year-old world number four who is walking with his leg in a splint after doctors confirmed he had fractured the patella bone in his right knee.

“It’s a hard blow which leaves me without any strength. It’s very difficult for me to think about recovery again. I did not expect this to happen.”

Del Potro, the US Open runner-up to Novak Djokovic this year, hobbled out of the Shanghai Masters last 16 against Borna Coric after hurting his right knee in an awkward fall after losing his footing.

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