The Tower of Tandil recorded a message to fans to update them on his situation. Juan Martin del Potro will undergo surgery in Barcelona on Saturday to repair his fractured patella. The Tower of Tandil took to Instagram to share the news with fans and to share his feelings.

“It’s sad to go through all this again,” says Del Potro in Spanish (translated by Team Delpo). “I didn’t expect this at all.”

Del Potro, who originally injured the knee last October in Shanghai, was happy that he was able to complete his rehab without surgery. He returned to tennis in February and then took another few months off before resuming his season on the clay. He injured the knee Wednesday during his victory over Denis Shapovalov.

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“I don’t know what will happen next,” he said. “Hopefully I will have a good recovery. I hope my knee can heal properly.”

He added: “If that match was the last one of my career, that I don’t know. During rehab I will be able to think clearly. I will know what my body is able to do.”