Federer, 39, is making his comeback after two knee operations and has not played a Grand Slam since January 2020.
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The World no. 7 is the highest-ranked player who has withdrawn from Miami so far, joining Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Dominic Thiem and Novak Djokovic on the list of the most notable missing players.
Federer, 39, is making his long-awaited comeback at the Qatar Open – where he plays Britain’s Dan Evans in the second round – after two knee surgeries ended his season last year.
Djokovic, who won his 18th major at the Australian Open in February, has now held the top spot for 311 weeks over the course of his career, beating Federer’s previous record of 310.
Federer, who has needed two operations to correct a long-standing knee issue, is due to play in the Qatar Open this week.
His latest triumph in Melbourne has brought the 33-year-old world number one Djokovic to within two of the record mark of 20 major wins shared by Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.
Zverev, who recently split with Coach David Ferrer, reached his maiden Grand Slam final at the US Open, picked up two ATP titles in Cologne and made the final of the ATP Masters 1000 event in Paris in 2020.
The council, as voted by ATP player members, also saw the re-election of Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime, Australian John Millman, South African Kevin Anderson, Briton Andy Murray and Brazilian Bruno Soares.
The 39-year-old Swiss, who has won the tournament six times, is recovering from the knee injury that has kept him out of action since losing to Novak Djokovic in the semi-final at the 2020 event.
Tournament Director Craig Tiley also assured that the safety of players and their staff is top priority, vowing a “happy slam” amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The Austrian third seed’s 7-5, 6-7 (10/12), 7-6 (7/5) win ended Djokovic’s hopes of equalling Roger Federer’s record of six titles at the elite eight-man event.
Medvedev’s 5-7, 6-4, 6-1 win against Alexander Zverev of Germany on Sunday lifted him above 39-year-old Swiss Roger Federer who has sat out most of the season following an operation.
The video of Vittoria Oliveri and Carola Pessina playing on the rooftops of neighbouring buildings in Finale Ligure during the COVID-19 lockdown garnered over 10 million views.
The 38-year-old Swiss said he needed follow-up arthroscopic surgery “a few weeks ago” after undergoing a similar procedure in February
This is coming as protests continue over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died in police custody.
Federer earned an additional $6.3 million in tournament winnings over the last year.
There is no one more unbeatable in men’s tennis than Novak Djokovic, when at his best, former world number four American Todd Martin has said.
Serbia’s Novak Djokovic returned to the top of the ATP Rankings for a fifth stint after capturing a record-extending eighth Australian Open title.
Djokovic, 32, twice fought back from a break down in the first set.
Djokovic had problems with his eye in the third set but dismantled Raonic’s potent serve to win 6-4 6-3 7-6 (7-1)