Reigning Wimbledon champion Andy Murray will undergo back surgery on Monday for a long-standing problem, according to the BBC. He is unlikely to resume play for the rest of the season.
The Scot has suffered from a disc problem for two years, which affects a nerve in his lower back. It is the same injury which prompted his withdrawal from Roland Garros in May.
Murray had been scheduled to play three tournaments in Asia this fall, including the Shanghai Masters, before going to the Paris Masters and the World Tour Finals in London.
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