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2009 Champion Juan Martin Del Potro Out Of US Open

Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina serves the ball to Somdev Devverman of India during their tennis match in the second day of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on February 25, 2014. (Photo credit should read MARWAN NAAMANI/AFP/Getty Images)

Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina serves the ball to Somdev Devverman of India during their tennis match in the second day of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on February 25, 2014. (Photo credit should read MARWAN NAAMANI/AFP/Getty Images)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — He won’t be coming to Queens this year.

Past U.S. Open champion Juan Martin del Potro pulled out of the year’s last Grand Slam tournament Friday because he’s still recovering from wrist surgery.

Del Potro, who beat Roger Federer in the 2009 final at Flushing Meadows, has not played a match on tour since February. His operation was in March.

The 25-year-old Argentine is ranked 11th. The U.S. Tennis Association said his spot in the main draw was taken by 88th-ranked Simone Bolelli of Italy.

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