World No 2 Daniil Medvedev announced on Saturday he will could be sidelined for up to two months to resolve a hernia problem making his participation in next month’s French Open in doubt.

“The last months I have been playing with a small hernia,” the Russian said in a post on Twitter. “Together with my team I have decided to have a small procedure done to fix the problem. I will likely be out for the next 1-2 months and will work hard to be back on court soon.”

The second Grand Slam of the season takes place in Roland Garros from May 22 to June 5.

More to follow...