David Nalbandian Out for Hernia Surgery

Lauren LynchCorrespondent IIMarch 11, 2011

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David Nalbandian, the world-ranked No. 19, is going to miss two months of the season due to surgery for a hernia affliction. After a tough match against Adrian Ungar, 6-3, 6-2, 5-7, 6-4, Nalbandian went to the doctor for hernia pain.

Of the game that he won for Argentina, Nalbandian said, "It was one of the worst moments of my career. In any other tournament I would have pulled out, but I could not abandon [Argentina].” 

After Nalbandian’s win, Argentina went on to overcome Romania, 4-1.

After missing much of the 2009 season due to hip surgery, the former top-five player will be out for two months, but is still expected to play in this year’s French Open.

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