Daniil Medvedev will miss the next few weeks on the ATP Tour. In a message posted on Twitter on Saturday April 3, the Russian, world number 2 in tennis, announced that he had been operated on for a hernia and was absent ” probably a month or two » the time to recover.
” Hello everyone. For the past few months, I’ve been playing with a small hernia. I decided with my team to make a small intervention to solve the problem. I will work hard to be back on the pitch soon. Thanks for all the support added Medvedev, an unfortunate Australian Open finalist at the start of the season.
Hi everyone. The last months I have been playing with a small hernia. Together with my team I have decided to have… https://t.co/2YevViR3rP
After Rafael Nadal injured a rib during the Indian Wells Masters 1000 where he had lost in the final against the American Taylor Fritz, it is therefore another notable absence for the men’s circuit as the clay season arrives. Not a big fan of the surface, Medvedev, 26, will therefore most likely miss the Masters 1000 in Monte-Carlo (April 11 to 18), Madrid (April 26 to May 8) and Rome (May 2 to 15) .
The place of world number 1 is moving away
Above all, the Russian could also miss Roland Garros (May 22 to June 5), the second Grand Slam of the season, where he reached the quarter-finals last season. An absence that could also cost him dearly in his quest for the world throne. The Russian had become world number one for three weeks in early March, before giving up his place to Serbian Novak Djokovic on the 21st.
Since then, Daniil Medvedev has failed to maintain his level of performance, the one which notably allowed him to win his first Grand Slam last season by depriving Djokovic of the calendar Grand Slam in the final of the US Open. Favorite of the Miami Masters 1000, the finalist of the last Australian Open was eliminated Thursday in the quarter-finals by the Polish Hubert Hurkacz, the defending champion, losing 7-6 (9/7), 6-3 .
Signs in Miami
During this match, he seemed physically diminished, taking a long locker room break between the two sets and asking for the intervention of the physiotherapist after having been forced several times to lean on his racket, back down, to recover after the exchanges. .
“Throughout the match, I was not at my best”he confirmed at a press conference. “After the difficult points, I had trouble catching my breath. I wasn’t recovering fast enough. Maybe it was the heat, but I was dizzy and there was a game where I couldn’t serve. »
Before this defeat in Florida, Medvedev had lost in the semi-finals in Acapulco against the Spaniard Rafael Nadal, who had already beaten him in Melbourne, after suffering a surprise elimination in the 3rd round of the Masters 1 000 from Indian Wells against the French Gaël Monfils.