So, I guess the report is right. That's he's going for knee and hip surgery and will be out 9-12 months. I understand being in a fight with the media on the story, you know how they can be. Also, he would want the news to be delivered personally and not in that way where his privacy is broken.
Hopefully he recovers to the best of his abilities, if he takes all of 2011 off, that's going to be essentially 1 1/2 years off from competitive tennis. And given he'll be 31 years old, I don't know if it's plausible he can be a top level player again. He will have a PR
so he can rely on that for a while.
Good luck in this difficult time ahead, Gonzo.