Thursday, May 19, 2022

Tennis: World No 2 Daniil loses out after operation return

Tennis World No. 2 Daniil Medvedev loses on post-operation return

 GENEVA: World number two Daniil Medvedev lost at the Geneva Open on Tuesday in his most memorable match after a hernia activity, leaving him shy of training in front of the following week's French Open.

The US Open hero, back on the visit after a medical procedure, was beaten 6-2, 7-6 (7/5) by French veteran Richard Gasquet in the round of 16.

Medvedev went through a medical procedure last month subsequent to losing in the quarter-finals in Miami, missing the early dirt court season.

Geneva is a warm-up occasion in front of Roland-Garros yet Medvedev should go into the subsequent Grand Slam of the year shy of match time on mud.

It was the initial time 35-year-old Gasquet had crushed a main two player since beating Roger Federer in 2005 - - his main other triumph over a main two adversary in 38 endeavors.

World number 75 Gasquet faces either Italian qualifier Marco Cecchinato or Poland's Kamil Majchrzak in the quarter-finals.

Last year's Geneva victor Casper Ruud, next in line Denis Shapovalov and Reilly Opelka are the other top 20 players still in the Geneva draw.

The 2020 US Open victor Dominic Thiem lost to Cecchinato in the first round.

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