US Open champion Daniil Medvedev says he needs hernia surgery

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US Open champion Daniil Medvedev has said he will miss 1-2 months after undergoing hernia surgery, which calls into question his chances of playing the next French Open.

The world No. 2 wrote on Twitter on Saturday that he had been dealing with “a small hernia” in recent months.

“Along with my team, I have decided to do a small procedure to resolve the issue,” the post said. “I will probably be out for the next 1-2 months and will work hard to be back on the pitch soon.”

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The French Open runs from May 22 to June 5.

Medvedev reached the quarter-finals at Roland Garros last year after losing in the first round in each of his first four appearances there.

The 26-year-old Russian briefly topped the ATP rankings for the first time in February, before Novak Djokovic regained the top spot.

Medvedev beat Djokovic in the US Open final last September and then lost to Rafael Nadal in the Australian Open final in January.

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In his last two tournaments, Medvedev lost his second match in Indian Wells, Calif., then came out in the quarterfinals of the Miami Open on Thursday.

(AP contributed reporting)

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