Nicolas Almagro to Undergo Knee Surgery on Monday

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Nicolas Almagro to Undergo Knee Surgery on Monday

Tennis - Spaniard Nicolas Almagro will undergo surgery on his left knee after rupturing his internal meniscus during his second round match against Juan Martin del Potro at the French Open earlier this week. Almagro was forced to retire after splitting the first two sets against Potro and was sobbing uncontrollably when he was forced to retire.

Almagro is expected to be out of action for at least three months due to the injury with the same injury causing him probelms in Rome where he was forced to retire against Rafael Nadal. A sobbiing Almagro was comforted by del Potro, who later told the press that he asked the Spaniard to think about his family and baby and other more important things in life when he was trying to comfort him.

The 31-year-old Almagro is ranked No. 69 in the world rankings and came into Paris with an 8-9 record. With the injury likely to force him to miss Wimbledon and the US Open, it would be interesting to see if Almagro decides to take the rest of the season off.

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