Medvedev set for surgery return at Geneva Open

Tennis

GENEVA — US Open champion Daniil Medvedev will return from hernia surgical procedure to play on the Geneva Open after getting a wild card from event organizers Friday.

The second-ranked Russian will use the clay-court occasion, which runs from Might 14-21, to organize for the French Open. The event at Roland Garros begins Might 22.

Throughout his harm absence, Medvedev and all different gamers from Russia and Belarus have been banned from Wimbledon by the organizers of the grass-court Grand Slam. The choice cited the international locations’ “unjustified and unprecedented navy aggression” in Ukraine.

Medvedev held the No. 1 rating in February and March, changing into the primary participant aside from Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic or Andy Murray to be on the high previously 18 years.

Dominic Thiem and defending champion Casper Ruud may also play on the event in Geneva.

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