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Juan Martin del Potro has hip injury

Updated: May 5, 2011, 2:43 PM ET
Associated Press

MADRID -- Juan Martin del Potro withdrew from the Madrid Open on Thursday with an injury that could force him to miss the French Open.

The former U.S. Open champion said a pain in his left hip forced him to pull out of Thursday's third-round match with top-ranked Rafael Nadal.

"The pain is getting worse day by day so I didn't want to risk it," Del Potro said. "I have experience about injuries so I took the decision not to play."

Del Potro first felt the pain when he won the ...

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