Biking Mishap Sidelines Ginepri For Season
by ATP Staff|
Robby Ginepri will miss the remainder of the 2010 ATP World Tour season after a freak mountain biking accident last week. Ginepri was riding near his hometown in Kennesaw, Georgia, when a squirrel ran into his path. The American fell off his bike as he swerved to avoid running over the squirrel and rolled about 50 yards, breaking his left elbow at the ulna bone.
Ginepri, who turns 28 on 7 October, underwent surgery last Friday in Atlanta and he will be in a cast for four to six weeks.
He has written off the rest of the 2010 season and is targeting a return in January in the lead up to the Australian Open. “Now that I cannot play tennis, I really want to,” Ginepri said. “I would rather be hitting crosscourt forehands than doing rehab five times a week.”
This mishap ends a disappointing season for the former World No. 15, who finds himself at No. 113 in the South African Airways 2010 ATP Rankings after an 8-14 win-loss record in 2010. Ginepri's best showing of the year was a fourth-round appearance at Roland Garros, where he took out former champion Juan Carlos Ferrero before falling in four sets to Novak Djokovic.