Local of the stage, the Russian living in Monaco, Daniil Medvedev was disqualified from the Masters 1000 of Monte-Carlo following a positive test for Covid-19. “I am very disappointed not to be able to play in Monte-Carlo, reacted the world number 2, I am now focusing on my recovery and looking forward to getting back to the Tour as soon as possible ”.
Having not yet entered the tournament, the Russian was taken out of the table and replaced by the Argentine Juan Ignacio Londero, defeated in the last round of qualifying. Daniil Medvedev trained on Monday with Rafael Nadal, 11 times winner on the rock.
Medvedev and clay, a complicated story
Daniil Medvedev doesn’t like clay, to say the least. If this episode is a great bad luck for the Russian, he was keen to start this season well on ocher during this first big meeting, where he was despite everything, the reigning semi-finalist. But this place in the last four in 2019 (to which is added his final in Barcelona the same year) is a bit the tree that hides the forest. Since his arrival on the circuit in 2017, he has recorded 13 defeats in the first round in 16 tournaments played on this surface.