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WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) Former U.S. Open champion Juan Martin del Potro will attempt to extend his remarkable comeback in 2016 when he launches the 2017 season at Auckland's ASB Tennis Classic in January.
Del Potro, who played only six tournaments in 2014 and 2015 because of a wrist injury, was named the ATP's Comeback Player of the Year after lifting his ranking from 1,045 in February to 38.
He reached the singles final at the Rio de Janiero Olympics and since June has beaten world No. 1s Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic. More recently, he steered Argentina to its first Davis Cup victory.