Daniil Medvedev US Open 2021

‘My body is not 100% ready’ – Daniil Medvedev withdraws from upcoming Kremlin Cup

Daniil Medvedev has followed fellow US Open Champion Emma Raducanu in announcing his withdrawal from the upcoming Kremlin Cup in Moscow.

The ATP and WTA 500 event in the Russian capital will be without both US Open champions, despite both players initiallysigning up to play at the event.

Both Raducanu and Medvedev made their return to competitive action at Indian Wells following their Flushing Meadows triumphs, though both stars failed to reach the latter stages.

In an announcement on Thursday, Raducanu revealed she was making a change to her tournament schedule though would return ‘in the next couple of weeks’, with Medvedev withdrawing from his home event just 24 hours later.

“Hello everyone! I am really sad to announce that this year I won’t be participating in Kremlin cup,” the 25-year-old wrote on Instagram on Friday.

“It’s always special to have a chance to play in front of Russian fans.”

“I signed in to give myself best chances to play, but with calendar this year being extremely tough I felt that my body is not ready 100% anymore.

“This decision was very tough for me but it has to be done in order to be able to finish 2021 season strong! Thank you and see all soon!”

Unless the Russian decides to enter any events in the interim, Medvedev will next feature at the Paris Masters at the beginning of November as he looks to defend his 2020 crown.

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