Andy Murray, the world's No. 3 ranked tennis player, is set to have back surgery and may miss the rest of the season, reports the BBC.
Murray missed the French Open because of a back injury but then won Wimbledon in July, becoming the first British man to win the tournament in 77 years.
He got upset in the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open to Switzerland's Stanislas Wawrinka.
He admitted his back was bothering him after last week's opening singles victory over Borna Coric in the Davis Cup.
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Murray had been scheduled to play three more events in Asia this season, including the Shanghai Masters, then the Paris Masters before heading to the World Tour Finals at the O2 Arena from 4-11 November. There is no suggestion that next year's schedule will be affected and it is hoped he will kick off his regular pre-season training block in Miami in the middle of November.