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MATCH POINT: Gasquet ousts Medvedev in Geneva

World No. 2 Daniil Medvedev doesn't like the clay even when he's on a roll, and right now, he's even less confident on the surface.

Still, there's a bigger picture as he's happy to simply be playing again. Competing in his first event since having hernia surgery a few weeks ago, Medvedev dropped his opener to Richard Gasquet at Geneva this week but says he should be better in Paris.

"I think with a few more days of training, I should be ready for Roland Garros, because physically, even at this moment, my body feels good," he said.

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Medvedev dropped to 16-6 on the year after falling to Gasquet and is searching for his first title since his 2021 US Open breakthrough.

Medvedev dropped to 16-6 on the year after falling to Gasquet and is searching for his first title since his 2021 US Open breakthrough.

Though he's still not at full fitness coming in, Medvedev added that was nothing new for him. "Clay for my body is the most dangerous surface. For me it's clay courts—every time, every year I have some problems where I cannot be 100 percent," Medvedev said.

Last year's French Open quarterfinalist wasn't talking up his chances, saying ''I'm not a favorite for Roland Garros" and ''I don't play my best tennis on clay,'' but is still aiming to recapture his form.

"If I can find my level again, I can be dangerous," said Medvedev, who won the 2021 US Open.

Medvedev also reached his second consecutive Grand Slam final in Australia.