World No.2 Daniil Medvedev has withdrawn from the ongoing Monte Carlo Masters 2021 after testing positive for COVID-19. In a recent statement, a Russian stalwart said that he was distressed because he could not play in the season’s first clay-court ATP Masters 1000 event.
Medvedev has also been forced to withdraw from the doubles event in Monaco. He has now been isolated and monitored by the Monte Carlo tournament medical team. “It’s a big disappointment not to play in Monte-Carlo”, Daniil stated.
In the 2019 Monte Carlo Masters, Medvedev reached his first-ever Masters 1000 quarterfinal after defeating No.6 seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas. Subsequently, he earned his first victory against World No.1 Novak Djokovic before arriving in the last four. No.10 seeded eventually fell in the semifinal to Serbian Dusan Lajovic.
“My focus is now on recovery, and I look forward to getting back out on Tour as soon and as safely as possible,” Medvedev added.
Daniil Medvedev Reached His Second Grand Slam Final In 2021 Australian Open
Although he has tested positive for COVID-19, 2021 is an excellent year for Medvedev so far. The 25-year-old from Moscow began the season during the Down Under Summer Series. Therein, Medvedev helped his national team becomes champion at the ATP Cup with his victories over Diego Schwartzman, Kei Nishikori, Alexander Zverev, and Matteo Berrettini.
Later, with the aid of four straight-set wins, Daniil Medvedev played his second Grand Slam final against Novak Djokovic in Melbourne Park. Afterwards, Medvedev bowed out of the Rotterdam Open after the opening round loss against Dusan Lajovic.
Russian then claimed his this season’s first title at the Open 13 Provence after beating host Pierre-Hugues Herbert in the championship match. In the Miami Open, No.1 seeded Medvedev lost his quarterfinal match in straight sets to Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut.
In the ATP ranking, Daniil Medvedev reached his career-high ranking in singles of world No. 2 on 15th March 2021. Hopefully, the ATP Finals reigning champion will get well and make a comeback with rich intensity sooner.