Alexandr Dolgopolov undergoes successful but season-ending wrist surgery

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Alexandr Dolgopolov undergoes successful but season-ending wrist surgery

Ukrainian tennis player Alexandr Dolgopolov has concluded his 2019 season. The 29-year-old underwent a surgery on his troublesome wrist. The Ukrainian said the surgery went well as he hopes to return to action next season.

Всем привет🙂👋🏻 как Вы наверное заметили,я не много играл в теннис в этом году. С января у меня были проблемы с кистью,которые мы старались вылечить всеми силами без хирургических вмешательств.

К сожаления нам это не удалось и пришлось прибегнуть к помощи врачей. Операция прошла успешно и мы надеемся на скорейшее выздоровление.

На корте вы сможете меня увидеть не ранее 2019 года,буду держать вас в курсе🐶✌🏻 Hey guys👋🏻 as you probably noticed I haven’t been playing much tennis this year.

Had an ongoing wrist injury since after Australian open. We tried to heal it without surgery,but didn’t succeed. The surgery went well and we hope to recover soon. You won’t see me on court until 2019. Will keep you posted,take care❤️ #thedog

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Dolgopolov, ranked at No.

81 in the world, has had one of the most challenging seasons of his career this year. The Ukrainian concludes his 2019 campaign with only five tournaments played. The 29-year-old kicked off his season in Brisbane and also played in Sydney as part of his warm-up for the Australian Open.

After a third round exit at the Australian Open, Dolgopolov took a break from tennis to take care of his damaged wrist. After a three-month layoff, the Ukrainian returned to action in April at the ATP 250 event in Marrakech -- only to lose in the first round to Italian Andrea Arnaboldi.

The 29-year-old was again absent for a month before he returned to action at the Rome Masters in May -- where he also exited the tournament in the first round. Dolgopolov, who will be turning 30 years old later this year, is a three-time ATP champion.

The Ukrainian reached his career-high ranking of No. 13 in the world in 2012. Also read: Nick Kyrgios has given his critics something to think about yet again