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Tennis: Del Potro confirms surgery on injured wrist

Published on Mar 24, 2014 5:20 PM

(REUTERS) - Former US Open tennis champion Juan Martin del Potro has confirmed he is to have an operation on his injured left wrist, which is likely to sideline him for most of the rest of the season.

The Argentinian world No.8, whose career was severely disrupted by surgery on his right wrist in 2010, pulled out of the Sony Open last week and posted a message on his Facebook page.

"Following new examinations done today, my doctor Richard Berger decided that I should have surgery to fix the problem on my left wrist," it read.

"Obviously, it's not the easiest choice or the happiest moment of my career.

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