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David Nalbandian is set to undergo a hip operation that will keep him out of tennis for up to four months.
The World No.19, will miss Roland Garros and Wimbledon, and is a doubt for the US Open.
Nalbandian first picked up the hip injury during the 2008 Davis Cup quarter-final against Sweden and special treatment hasn’t been prosperous.
The 27 year-old’s spokesman Bernardo Ballero revealed that he will have his operation next Wednesday and it will be administered by doctors Marc Philippon and Jaime Vilaro.
“The progression of his latest treatment was not as good as expected and all the signs pointed towards an operation. He tried every means he could to recover, but he could not,” Ballero told TyC Sports television network.
“David is determined to take this step that will put him out of competition for three or four months. His personal doctor, Angel Luis Cotorro, will supervise the operation and will be in charge of his rehabilitation.”