Del Potro, waiting for a drop in Indian Wells, Next week, Juan Martin del Potro will have his first big test of 2017, in the Masters 1000 of Indian Wells.
But the trip trunco in Acapulco (where Novak Djokovic slowed him in the round of 16) plus the results that were given in Dubai and San Pablo leave the Argentine again outside the fields.
Specifically, Del Potro will reach California as No. 35 in the world, three places below the 32 that enter as pre-qualified to the tournament, exempt from playing the first round.
Now: Gilles Simon and David Ferrer already announced that they will not be part of the first Masters 1000 of the year, before which a new low would open the way to the Tandilense.
We will have to see, for example, what happens with Milos Raonic, who retired from the Delray Beach final and did not play Acapulco as a precaution.
In case of no further casualties, Del Potro could have any potential second-round rivals, leaving new crosses with Djokovic, Rafael Nadal or Andy Murray in the early stages of the Californian Masters 1000.