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Austrian tennis player Melzer out for 9 months after shoulder surgery, misses Rio Olympics


VIENNA — Jurgen Melzer says he will be out for nine months and miss the 2016 Rio Olympics following surgery on his left shoulder.

The formerly eighth-ranked Melzer, who hasn't played since the U.S. Open, has been struggling for years with persistent shoulder problems.

The 34-year-old lefthander, who was planning to play doubles at the Rio Games, says on his Facebook page on Friday "after three months of conservative treatment I've decided to have my torn labrum arthroscopically repaired."

Melzer, who was the 1999 junior singles champion at Wimbledon, has won 13 career doubles titles, including Wimbledon in 2010 and the U.S. Open the following year with Philipp Petzschner of Germany.

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