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Korolev To Undergo Elbow Surgery; Ginepri Sidelined

Evgeny Korolev© Getty ImagesEvgeny Korolev is expected to be sidelined for four months.

Kazakhstan’s Evgeny Korolev will undergo surgery on his right elbow on 30 September in New York and is expected to be sidelined for four months.

The 22-year-old, currently at No. 91 in the South African Airways 2010 ATP Rankings down from a career-high No. 46 in February, has been troubled with the injury to his elbow since January. Doctors in New York have advised him that he has suffered a small stress fracture and a damaged tendon.

Korolev has won back-to-back tour-level matches just twice this season, reaching the third round at the Australian Open after beating then-World No. 21 Tomas Berdych, and more recently advancing to the quarter-finals at New Haven (l. to de Bakker). The Astana resident reached his lone ATP World Tour final as a qualifier at Delray Beach last year, finishing runner-up to Mardy Fish.

American Robby Ginepri will also miss the rest of the 2010 season after breaking his left arm in a biking accident last week.

A statement on Ginepri's website announced that the former World No. 15 underwent successful surgery on his arm on 24 September, and added, "His anticipated recovery time for his left arm will allow him to get back into training for the Australian Open and summer schedule down under in the beginning of 2011."

The 27-year-old Ginepri, currently ranked No. 113, compiled an 8-14 record during his 2010 ATP World Tour campaign. He achieved his best result at Roland Garros, where he reached the fourth round before falling to Novak Djokovic.

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