Former champion expects to make his return from a broken kneecap at Stockholm in October.

The Argentine, 30, has not played since hurting his right knee at Queen’s in June, during the build-up to Wimbledon.

Del Potro, who first fractured his kneecap last October at the Shanghai Masters, had surgery before returning home to begin his recovery.

“I’m very happy to tell you that I’ll play in Stockholm and Vienna in October,” he said on Twitter.

“These two tournaments are very special to me, as I had the chance to win both of them.”

Del Potro won the in 2009 and finished runner-up last year to , but has missed this year’s tournament because of the injury.

He is a two-time winner of the Stockholm Open, which runs from 14-20 October, and also claimed the 2012 title in Vienna, where he plans to compete the week after.


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