Mandatory break for Daniil Medvedev, number two of the world. The Russian tennis player, who was eliminated in the Miami quarterfinals at the hands of Hubert Hurkaczwill be between “one and two months” away from the tracksas he has announced, after undergoing an operation to solve “a small hernia”.
Hello 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.
— Daniil Medvedev (@DaniilMedwed) April 2, 2022
“Hello everyone. The last few months I have been playing with a small hernia. Together with my team I have decided to make a small intervention to solve the problem. I’ll probably be away for the next 1-2 months and I will work hard to get back on the slopes soon. Thank you for all the support”, he explained on his social networks, where, later, he shared a photo of him, already in the hospital, watching the football match between Liverpool and Watford, from the Premier League.
After just three weeks on the world tennis throne, Medvedev lost it in Indian Wells, where he fell in the third round against Gael Monfils. He needed to reach the quarter-finals to stay on top and he didn’t. In Miami, to recover lost ground, the semifinals were necessary. To reach the aforementioned round, Daniil would have returned to the top, but Hurkaczeliminated by Carlos Alcaraz in the semifinals, avoided it.
Djokovic enters action and doubts for Medvedev
Novak Djokovic is once again number one in the ranking (by only 10 points) and now uncertainty surrounds Medvedev. In principle, both tennis players were going to compete to be in the highest on the clay court tour, but the Serbian, taking into account the recovery times advanced by the Russian, will defend his position alone. The third Masters 1,000 on the calendar, Monte Carlo, starts on April 10 and the second Grand Slam, Roland Garros, on May 22. In both, thanks to the change in regulations in France, Nole will be present, despite his situation in relation to vaccination, and will defend a large number of pointsbecause he is the reigning champion of the major.
To all this, in addition, the doubts that surround Medvedev in relation to Wimbeldon are added. The British Grand Slam, which takes place in June, will require its Russian participants to declare themselves neutral regarding the current conflict between your country and Ukraine, as As the national government has reiterated. At the moment, Daniil has not spoken.