World number two ranked Daniil Medvedev is set to miss the upcoming few months after undergoing a surgery last month. Notably, the 26-year-old crashed out of the Miami Open after suffering a defeat at the hands of Hubert Hurkacz 7-6(7), 6-3.
Medvedev confirmed the news as tweeted about his injury and said, “Hi 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.”
Hi 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
During his Miami Open loss, he was feeling some physical problems like dizziness and fatigue. In the post-interview, he also talked about how he wasn’t focusing on missing out on the Number one 1 rank which is currently held by Novak Djokovic. He said, “For me was more important in a way just to win the match itself than to become a No. 1 by winning the match.
“I saw it more as a bonus. So I don’t feel like I was tight or anything because of this. To be honest, I played a lot of matches where I had the pressure, different [types], and it’s not like something new happened today in terms of like going out of court and feeling crazy tight or something. So I don’t think that nerves were part of this”, he added.
“All the match I was not feeling my best. But, you know, sometimes it happens,” he told the press. “I don’t know the actual reason. Maybe the heat. But I was feeling super, like, dizzy, tired, and there was this long game where I couldn’t serve anymore. Then in the locker room, I was cramping quite much, so physically was not easy. But at the same time, that’s part of the game.”
“I’m kind of happy about the tournament in Miami in a way of tennis … I managed in Miami to find just a little spark to try to make it work. Today was not enough, but I’m happy that I saw that I’m able to do it. I’m in the right direction, so it’s good,” he concluded the press conference.
Notably, his presence in the Wimbledon 2022 is also doubtful due to the ongoing Russia-Ukraine crisis.