Juan Martin del Potro, a tennis player, who suddenly came to fame at the end of the 2000s, has been the main subject of a vivid story about commitment. After a long exhausting season in 2016 culminating with Davis Cup success, del Potro allowed his body a longer recovery. He skipped the first 2 months of the season, including the Australian Open.

After finishing the training season of the pre-season, he is about to make his comeback on the tennis court in Florida. Delray Beach Open is an ATP 250 event where the Argentine will make his first steps of 2017 on the professional tennis circuit.

No big expectations yet

From what del Potro recently told to the ATP official website, there are no high hopes yet. His fitness means a lot judging his recent past and this cautious approach is just the emanation of a harsh past.

In the opening round at Delray Beach Open, Juan Martin del Potro has quite an opponent, namely Kevin Anderson. The South African tennis player, a former ATP top 10 player, lost his way recently, but he remains a tough opponent to play against, especially in the opening round.

As del Potro told the ATP official website, he has no great expectations yet. He is fully aware of the danger that Anderson represents. Besides, by not having an official encounter under his belt in 2017, del Potro is stepping over fast moving sands in Florida.

The only pressure might come from the crowd as the fans are aware of del Potro's huge potential on the tennis court.

Del Potro had the comeback of the year

In the early days of 2016, the Argentine was given an award for being 'Comeback player of the year.' In about 7 months he climbed up around 1000 spots in the ranking ending the season inside the top 40.

On top of that, he was an Olympic silver medalist in men's singles and the winner of the ATP event from Stockholm, Sweden.

It's not bad at all for a guy who at some point in 2015 saw in retirement a probability. He has a long season sprinkled with Davis Cup glory as well as big wins over Nadal, Djokovic and Murray.