Nishikori to have elbow surgery

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(AP) -- Kei Nishikori, the 2014 U.S. Open runner-up, will have season-ending surgery on his right elbow and is aiming to be ready to go for the start of 2020.

Nishikori's manager, Olivier van Lindonk, wrote in an email Monday that the right-hander from Japan will have a "small procedure removing two small bone spurs" in the elbow.

The procedure is scheduled for Tuesday. That means Nishikori will miss the Paris Masters indoor hard-court tournament next week and the Davis Cup Finals that begin in Madrid on Nov. 18.

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