Daniil Medvedev news: Russian possibly out of French Open after undergoing surgery

Medvedev fell to second place after being upset in the third round of the Indian Wells Masters in March.

Daniil Medvedev during the semi-final of the Australian Open. (Image: Twitter/Australian Open)

World no. 2 Daniil Medvedev, had surgery on a small hernia on Saturday. He’ll probably be out for one to two months and could miss the French Open, which starts on May 22. In 2021, Medvedev won his first Grand Slam singles title at the U.S. Open, and in February, he surpassed Serbian Novak Djokovic as the world No. 1 for the first time in his career. Medvedev fell to second place after being upset in the third round of the Indian Wells Masters in March.

“Hi everyone. The last months I have been playing with a small hernia. Together with my team I have decided to have a small procedure done to fix the problem. I will likely be out for the next 1-2 months and will work hard to be back on court soon. Thanks for all the support,” Medvedev posted on Twitter on Saturday.

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Medvedev failed to reclaim the world No. 1 position after losing to Hubert Hurkacz of Poland in the Miami Open quarterfinal match on Thursday, and he was already feeling under the weather at the time.

Medvedev’s best finish at the French Open was a quarterfinal appearance in 2021. During the clay season, he hasn’t won any titles. Djokovic, on the other hand, won titles at Roland Garros in 2016 and 2021. Medvedev will have a lot more than 55 Association of Tennis Professionals points to catch up on when he returns if he competes in the French Open this year and goes far in the tournament.

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Given that the COVID-19 vaccine passport is no longer required in France, Djokovic will almost certainly compete in the French Open and attempt to win his 21st Grand Slam title. In January, Rafael Nadal of Spain won his 21st Grand Slam title at the Australian Open, which Djokovic was unable to attend due to his lack of vaccinations.

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