Daniil Medvedev announced on Saturday that he is going to be out of action for one to two months as he has been suffering from a small hernia. The Russian has decided to have a small procedure to fix the problem. This means World No. 2 will be doubtful for the French Open, which begins on May 22.
Medvedev had recently claimed the top position in the ATP rankings after he had ended the 361-week reign of Novak Djokovic. However, he lost the coveted position soon after.
The Russian had an opportunity to once again climb to the numero uno place but he lost to Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz in the quarterfinal of the Miami Open.
Medvedev took to Twitter to share the news with his fans as he wrote, “Hi everyone. For 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 the court soon. Thanks for all the support.”
Meanwhile, Novak Djokovic has confirmed his participation in Monte Carlo Masters. Rafael Nadal is also out of action due to a stress fracture in his rib and thus Djokovic will look to prepare for the French Open in the best possible manner after missing out on a lot of tournaments due to his decision of not taking a jab against Covid-19.
Djokovic had won the Roland Garros in 2021 as he had beaten Stefanos Tsitsipas in a thrilling final and he will look to defend his title to join level with Rafael Nadal for the most number of Grand Slam titles.
On the other hand, Daniil Medvedev will look to make a solid comeback after his surgery but his chances of playing in the French Open are low.