Ferrero Undergoes Knee And Wrist Surgery
by ATP Staff|
Former World No. 1 Juan Carlos Ferrero will miss the remainder of the 2010 season after undergoing surgery on his left knee and right wrist Tuesday in Barcelona.
Ferrero’s personal physician, Xavier Muñoz, told Marca that the 30-year-old Spaniard would begin rehabilitation as soon as possible but estimated that he would need around two months to return to playing condition – causing him to miss the Valencia Open 500, an ATP World Tour tournament of which he is part owner.
“I talked to Juan Carlos and he’s obviously disappointed because he really wanted to play again in the Agora before his people, but is aware that health comes first,” Antonio Martinez Cascales, Valencia Tournament Director and Ferrero’s long-time coach, told Marca.
The 26th-ranked Ferrero compiled a 33-14 record this season, highlighted by a stellar run in Latin American, where he won 14 straight matches with titles at Costa do Sauipe and Buenos Aires before falling to countryman David Ferrer in the Acapulco final.
He claimed his 15th ATP World Tour title this past summer at Umag, but was limited to one tournament afterwards due to illness and injury, finishing his 2010 campaign with a third round showing at the US Open (l. to Melzer).