World No. 2 Daniil Medvedev likely to miss entire clay season

The Russian was recently defeated by Hubert Hurkacz in the quarterfinals of the Miami Open.

Daniil Medvedev is expected to miss the whole Roland Garros tournament as the Russian is set to be sidelined for the next 1-2 months following “a small procedure” to fix the hernia.

No. 2 on his official social media handle wrote, “The last two 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.” The Australian Open finalist further said that this will result in keeping him “out for the next 1-2 months.” The player promised to work hard so that he could be back on the court “soon”.

The post suggests that the 26-year-old from Russia is likely to miss the French Open tournament that is scheduled to be started on May 22. The US Open champion had reached on top of the ATP rankings following his tremendous run in the 2022 tennis season while Novak Djokovic’s quarterfinals exit at the Dubai Tennis Championships. Medvedev then departed early at the BNP Paribas Open and had to reach the semifinals of the Miami Open to regain his No. 1 spot.

Medvedev was recently defeated by Hubert Hurkacz in the last eight of the ATP Masters event in Florida because of which, he failed to retake his No. 1 position.

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