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Daniil Medvedev will be absent for the start of the ATP Tour's clay swing as he recovers from a minor procedure to fix a hernia problem.

Medvedev To Miss 'One To Two Months' After Hernia Procedure

World No. 2 will be out of action for start of spring clay season

Daniil Medvedev will miss at least the start of the clay-court season after announcing on Saturday that he will be out of action for the next one to two months. The 25-year-old has undergone a minor procedure to fix a "small hernia" that he has been playing with in recent months.

Medvedev, who posted a photo of himself watching football while recovering, said he "will work hard to back on court soon".

The 25-year-old made his debut at Wold No. 1 in the ATP Rankings on 28 February, but ceded the top spot back to Novak Djokovic following an early exit at Indian Wells. He fell one victory short of reclaiming the position with a quarter-final exit in Miami, though he left South Florida happy with the direction of his tennis.

Medvedev has few points to defend during the spring clay season. He reached the Roland Garros quarter-finals in 2021, losing to Stefanos Tsitsipas, but managed just one win between the Madrid and Rome ATP Masters 1000 events. Those were his only clay-court events last spring.

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