Daniil Medvedev news: World no 2 happy with physical condition ahead of French Open despite defeat

Russian star says 'body feels good' after playing his first match in two months - losing to Richard Gasquet in Geneva.

Daniil Medvedev declared himself happy with his physical condition and on course for the French Open after his return to action ended in defeat at the Geneva Open.

The world number two, who had not played for two months after undergoing hernia surgery, was well beaten by veteran Richard Gasquet on Tuesday, the Frenchman winning 6-2 7-6 (7/5) to move into the quarter-finals.

But the Russian was still able to take plenty from the outing.

"Physically I felt not bad today," he said. "I think more days of practice and I should be ready for Roland Garros because physically, even right now, my body feels good.

"Let's see tomorrow morning, because I haven't played for one month and a half, maybe two months.

"Hopefully tomorrow morning it's going to be good also.

"(I will) have some days of practice before Roland Garros so I'm going to try to work physically and also tennis-wise. Hopefully I can try to find the game I had there last year (when he reached the quarter-finals), which is not going to be easy."

Gasquet won six games in a row from 2-2 in the first set and although Medvedev fought back from a break down in the second set to force a tie-break, the 35-year-old got the job done in straight sets.

The victory was Gasquet's first over a top-two player since his famous 2005 success over then-no 1 Roger Federer in Monte Carlo when he was just 18.

Gasquet will next meet Pole Kamil Majchrzak for a place in the last four.

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