We were impatiently awaiting the return of Juan Martin Diaz, but unfortunately the Argentinian player will not be present at the 2020 Cerveza Victoria Marbella Master.

News at the start of the season that upsets us a little, but it's for a good cause. Juan Martin Diaz, this multiple world number 1 alongside Fernando Belasteguin, had knee surgery several months ago. After a long convalescence, he announced that he was ready to resume the paths of competition. A few days before the start of the 2020 season, he prefers to remain wise and preserve his knee for a few more days.

It was via social networks that the announcement was made. And with hindsight we can understand why JMD prefers not to play this first tournament. Looking at the WPT calendar, we can see that there are more dates each year. And veterans like JMD must manage their efforts. By skipping this first tournament, the 44 year old player can prepare optimally for Vigo (23-29 March), and above all see the game of his future opponents in order to calmly approach his first match.

His partner Lucas Campagnolo, will be present in Marbella, alongside Marcello Jardim.

Julien Bondia

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