Daniil Medvedev could miss entire clay swing due to a minor surgery

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Daniil Medvedev could miss entire clay swing due to a minor surgery

World no. 2 Daniil Medvedev will stay away from the court at least for a month. The Russian had been dealing with a minor hernia issue, and he underwent surgery to solve it. Depending on his recovery, Daniil will be off the court for a month or two, and he could skip the entire clay swing.

Medvedev became world no. 1 ahead of Indian Wells, standing as only the fifth player on the ATP throne since Roger Federer claimed it in 2004! Still, the Russian could not stay there for too long, failing to reach the semis in Indian Wells and Miami and moving back to no.

2 spot behind Novak Djokovic. Daniil is 16-5 this year, and he is yet to win the title in 2022. Medvedev defeated three rivals at the ATP Cup in January, but it was not enough to keep Russia in the title chase, as they lost to Canada.

Daniil took down Felix Auger-Aliassime after fending off a match point in an epic Australian Open encounter and reached the final against Rafael Nadal. The Russian kept the scoreboard under control and opened a 6-2, 7-6, 3-2, 40-0 lead, playing well and moving closer to his second consecutive Major crown.

Instead, Nadal produced an incredible comeback to score a 2-6, 6-7, 6-4, 6-4 7-5 victory in five hours and 24 minutes to leave the Russian empty-handed. Daniil earned three comfortable wins in Acapulco before facing Rafa in the semi-final and losing in straight sets.

Medvedev became world no. 1 ahead of Indian Wells with those points, but he could not stay on the ATP throne for too long.

Daniil Medvedev underwent hernia surgery.

Daniil lost to Gael Monfils in the third round, and he propelled Novak Djokovic to world no.

1 spot after only 14 days. The Russian had another chance to become world no. 1 after Miami, but he had to reach the semi-final. Medvedev toppled Andy Murray, Pedro Martinez and Jenson Brooksby to enter the quarters, moving a win away from regaining the ATP throne.

Daniil fell to Hubert Hurkacz 7-6, 6-3, not liking the balls and conditions and failing to achieve his goal. Daniil is defending 790 points on clay, collected between 2019 and 2021. "Hi everyone. For the last months, I have been playing with a small hernia.

Together with my team, I have decided to have a minor procedure done to fix the problem. I will likely be out for the next one or two months and will work hard to be back on the court soon. Thanks for all the support," Daniil Medvedev said.