“I will only play if…,” Jannik Sinner doubtful of Roland Garros after opting out of Rome Masters

Notably, Sinner has been facing problems with his hip.

“I will only play if…,” Jannik Sinner doubtful of Roland Garros after opting out of Rome Masters

Jannik Sinner (Via Imago)

Italian tennis ace Jannik Sinner has been struggling with a hip injury lately. The 22-year-old pulled out of the 2024 Madrid Open ahead of his quarterfinal match and subsequently also delisted himself from the Rome Masters. With these injury concerns, Sinner’s participation in the 2024 French Open also hangs in doubt.

The World No. 2 has spoken about it in detail. Sinner has talked about his injury and also what lies ahead for him in terms of his participation in the upcoming tournaments. The Italian ace has said that he will play in any tournament only if he is 100% fit.

Sinner talked about staying injury-free. The reigning Australian champion said that he tries to stay fit and has succeeded in it to an extent. He gave last season’s example to prove how he avoids getting injured but then also admitted that some injuries cannot be prevented. Sinner also talked about his decision to pull out of Rome Masters.

At Roland Garros I will only play if I am 100%, if there is any doubt we have to see… Some injuries can be prevented, some cannot. So far we have done a great job, last year I played a whole season without injuries and also in this season so far. In Monte-Carlo the body responded well, even though I was a little tired. I like to always play, I was the first to say 'let's try to play here in Rome too'. I don't see it as a defeat, that's it.
Jannik Sinner said.

Jannik Sinner talks about his preparations for Roland Garros

Having pulled out of the Rome Masters, Jannik Sinner will miss out on what is touted as the dress rehearsal for the French Open. While the Italian acknowledges the challenge his decision brings, he also looks at the positive side.

Jannik Sinner
Jannik Sinner (Via X)

Sinner has pointed out that staying away from the tour will keep him deprived of quality practice ahead of the second Grand Slam tournament. He also promised to come to the French Open (if it happens) in the best possible conditions.

Now I will have a period without playing… we need to see how to work from next week onwards. Preparation for Roland Garros will clearly not be optimal, we will give our best to get there in the best possible conditions to compete but playing a Slam without matches in Rome is not easy.
Jannik Sinner said to Internationali BLN D’Italia.

The Italian also discussed his injury. Sinner revealed that while the MRI scan showed not everything is fine, things seem to be under control. He also emphasized the point that “taking care of the body is much more important than everything else”.

Notably, Sinner is among the many top athletes who have been hit with injuries. The Italian first faced problems with his hip in Monte Carlo. However, Sinner continued to play in Madrid but decided to pull out right before the quarterfinal.

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