Fritz to undergo knee surgery

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American Taylor Fritz has revealed that he will undergo surgery to repair a torn meniscus, an injury that he sustained during his four-set loss to German Dominik Koepfer at Roland Garros Thursday.

But in an Instagram post, Fritz said that he hoped to return to the tour as early as Wimbledon, which begins 28 June.

I had really high hopes for @rolandgarros this year, so it’s tough to go out in the 2nd round…even tougher to have to leave the court in a wheelchair.

Thank you to everyone for all the kind words and sympathy I’ve received since coming off the court, sorry to worry you all.

On match point when I came down from hitting a forehand, I heard a pop in my knee… When rewatching the videos, everything about my movements looked completely normal but after that pop I couldn’t move and could barely limp myself to the net to shake hands. After sitting down, I wasn’t able to stand up to leave the court.

I definitely didn’t want to make a scene by getting wheeled off the court but there wasn’t much else I could do. I got it scanned and reviewed, and the bad news is that I tore my meniscus and need surgery.

The good news is that the surgery is very quick and easy, and I can make a full recovery quickly if all goes well. I’m hoping to be fully ready to go for @wimbledon.—AP

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