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Daniil Medvedev To Return From Surgery At Geneva Open, Gets Wild-Card Entry

Daniil Medvedev, who held the No. 1 ranking in February and March, is currently at the No. 2 spot, being only behind Novak Djokovic.

Daniil Medvedev hasn't played since losing in the quarterfinals of Miami Open in March.
Daniil Medvedev hasn't played since losing in the quarterfinals of Miami Open in March.losing in the quarterfinals of ATP 1000 Masters event in Miami. AP

U.S. Open champion Daniil Medvedev will return from hernia surgery to play at the Geneva Open after getting a wild card from tournament organizers on Friday. (More Tennis News)

The second-ranked Russian will use the clay-court event, which runs from May 14-21, to prepare for the French Open. The tournament at Roland Garros starts on May 22.

During his injury absence, Medvedev and all other players from Russia and Belarus were banned from Wimbledon by the organizers of the grass-court Grand Slam. The decision cited the countries’ “unjustified and unprecedented military aggression” in Ukraine.

Medvedev held the No. 1 ranking in February and March, becoming the first player other than Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic or Andy Murray to be at the top in the last 18 years.

Dominic Thiem and defending champion Casper Ruud will also play at the tournament in Geneva.

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