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Federer, 39, is making his comeback after two knee operations and has not played a Grand Slam since January 2020.

The World no. 7 is the highest-ranked player who has withdrawn from Miami so far, joining Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Dominic Thiem and Novak Djokovic on the list of the most notable missing players.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.

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.

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 38-year-old Swiss said he needed follow-up arthroscopic surgery “a few weeks ago” after undergoing a similar procedure in February