If anyone knows what it is like to deal with injuries, it’s Juan Martin del Potro — the career of the 2009 US Open winner has been ravaged by wrist injuries. But the Argentine backed Djokovic to recover.
“I think it’s only (a matter of) time to get where he deserves to be,” said Del Potro. “And if his body feels good, the tennis comes along and the confidence comes along too.
“But it’s not easy to deal with this kind of frustrations after injuries or when you always be the favorite to win a tournament, you come here and you lose in first round.
“But he’s strong enough to deal with that, and I love him and I want to see him in the top positions very soon.”
For now, Del Potro — given his strong start to 2018 — would appear to be Roger Federer’s major rival in Indian Wells.