World No 2 Daniil Medvedev’s participation at the French Open is in doubt as he has decided to undergo a minor surgery that will force him out for a few weeks.
“The last months I have been playing with a small hernia,” said Medvedev.
“Together with my team I have decided to have a small procedure done to fix the problem.”
In a statement on social media, the 2021 US Open champion added: “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.”
Recovering….but still watching🤣. Can you guess who is playing? pic.twitter.com/2obgBfiNuq
— Daniil Medvedev (@DaniilMedwed) April 2, 2022
Medvedev had earned the No 1 ranking for the first time in his career in February.
But the Russian, who is currently playing under the neutral flag, lost to Hubert Hurkacz in the quarterfinals of the Miami Masters on Thursday and failed to hold on to the position.
Though Medvedev is known to dislike clay, he showed some progress on the surface last year, making it to the quarterfinals of Roland Garros.