Indian Wells finalist Juan Martin del Potro confirms entry for Queen's

Last Updated: 19/03/13 1:00pm

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Juan Martin Del Potro: Confirmed for Queen's

Juan Martin Del Potro: Confirmed for Queen's

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Indian Wells finalist Juan Martin Del Potro has confirmed he has entered the AEGON Championships at Queen's Club in June.

The world No 7 enjoyed one of the best weeks of his career in California - and certainly the best since his return from injury in 2010 - beating Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic on his way to the final before losing to Rafa Nadal.

"To win on grass at Wimbledon as well made it an even bigger moment. I think that if I play my best tennis I have a chance to win a Grand Slam tournament on grass, but it will be very difficult."
Juan Martin del Potro

The Argentine was the first player to beat Djokovic this year and was a set and a break up on Nadal in the final on Sunday but the Spaniard hit back to seal a stunning victory.

Del Potro is yet to punch his weight on grass, though he showed he can beat the best on the surface by beating Djokovic to win the bronze medal at the Olympic tournament at Wimbledon.

The 24-year-old said: "I like to play on grass, and at the AEGON Championships you feel like you are at home. They provide some great facilities for the players and it's a very good tournament.

"I have a fantastic memory from last year when I won the bronze medal at the Olympics. It was a magnificent experience for me. I had never played at an Olympics before so it was a big moment for me and my country.

"To win on grass at Wimbledon as well made it an even bigger moment. I think that if I play my best tennis I have a chance to win a Grand Slam tournament on grass, but it will be very difficult."

Wrist injury

Del Potro won the US Open in 2009 but then had to take a year out because of a wrist injury.

The Argentinian's best performance in his previous two appearances at Queen's Club came in 2011, when he made the third round, while he has never been beyond the last 16 at Wimbledon.

US Open champion Murray will be looking for his third title at Queen's, and Del Potro said: "Murray is a big champion, he already won a Grand Slam, he made the finals in Australia and he has everything he needs to be at the top in the future.

"He will be fighting for the No 1 place this year and he can take a big opportunity in the grass season."

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