Serbian tennis player Nenad Zimonjic has undergone a total bilateral hip replacement surgery in a German clinic. The 42-year-old hasn't played since the early May -- when he and partner Ivo Karlovic lost in the Munich doubles quarter-final to Croatian Ivan Dodig and Rajeev Ram.
Doubles specialist Zimonjic has had an extremely rough 2018 season. The Serbian's first win of the season came in Munich when he and Karlovic beat Sander Gille and Joran Vliegen in the first round. Before Munich, Zimonjic was 0-8 on the season.
Zimonjic has had a highly-successful doubles career as he has captured 54 titles in the competition so far in his career.
48 hours after total bilateral hip replacement surgery I’m up and walking! Amazing work by Dr. Fulghum and Dr. Berger from Endogap Clinic in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Video from my upcoming documentary series directed by Billy Peterson and @epicmatch 💪💪 pic.twitter.com/n9x2T95KRo — Nenad Zimonjić (@nenadzim) June 10, 2018
Zimonjic is a three-time Grand Slam men's doubles champiom -- a two-time ATP Finals champion -- and a five-time mixed doubles champion. Zimonjic, now ranked at No. 116 in the world on the doubles rankings list, reached his career-high ranking of No.
1 in 2008. It remains to be seen when will Zimonjic be ready to return to action. Also read: Returning James Ward looks forward to Nottingham Challenger campaign