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How long is Jannik Sinner expected to be out of action?

Published at :May 2, 2024 at 10:52 PM
Modified at :May 2, 2024 at 10:52 PM
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Shashank Tripathi

Jannik Sinner will remain World No. 2 in the ATP Rankings.

World No. 2 Jannik Sinner withdrew from the 2024 Madrid Open on May 1, Wednesday, due to a hip injury. The Italian tennis star was seeded first at the ATP 1000 event and he was set to face Canada’s Felix Auger-Aliassime in the quarterfinals on Thursday (May 2).

With Sinner’s withdrawal, Auger-Aliassime has advanced to the semifinals of the 2024 Madrid Open, where he will face either Daniil Medvedev or Jiri Lehecka. The 2024 Australian Open champion took to social media to make the announcement.

He wrote on X (formerly Twitter), “Very sad to have to withdraw from my next match here in Madrid. My hip has been bothering me this week and has slowly been getting more painful. Taking the advice from the doctors we decided it’s best to not play further and make it worse.”

Sinner added in the comments, “I’ll be doing some more tests in the coming days and follow the advice from the recovery specialists. Thank you guys for all your support.”

The Italian tennis star has been in stellar form in the ongoing season. Since January, Sinner has won the Australian Open, ATP Rotterdam and the Miami Open. He also overtook Carlos Alcaraz in the ATP Rankings to become World No. 2.

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However, playing matches regularly has taken a toll on the 22-year-old’s fitness. During his third round match against Pavel Katov, Jannik Sinner was seen struggling with fitness issues. Nevertheless, he stated that his injury might not be serious.

He said, “I have been struggling a little bit with my right hip. We’re trying to find a solution and I don’t think it’s anything serious. Sometimes I feel it more like today and some days are a little bit better.”

In the fourth round, he played a three-setter against Karen Khachanov, worsening his situation. His sudden withdrawal from the 2024 Madrid Open has raised doubts about his participation at the upcoming Italian Open and the French Open.

“I’m not afraid, but you have to think twice because now comes Rome, Paris, then Wimbledon and then the Olympic Games. If it’s a situation where it gets worse, I’ll think again. We’ll see how I feel tomorrow, I’m curious to see how my hip reacts after playing for two hours today,” the 2024 Australian Open champion stated.

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