Paris Masters accept their mistake as they confirm modifying their schedule from the 2024 season after Jannik Sinner blasted them

Cedric Pioline has decided to change the structure of the games set to take place in the 2024 edition of the Paris Masters.


Paris Masters accept their mistake as they confirm modifying their schedule from the 2024 season after Jannik Sinner blasted them

Jannik Sinner bidding the crowd goodbye at the Paris Masters. (credits: Eurosport)

World No. 4 Jannik Sinner has literally set the tennis stage on fire after his tremendous performances in the last few months. But despite a thrilling end to the 2023 season for the Italian, Sinner had the chance of bagging yet another title in November in the French capital. Having faced off against Mackenzie McDonald, he defeated the American, thereby barging his way into the round of 16 stage.

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But ahead of his match against Australia’s Alex De Minaur in the last 16, the Italian pulled out of the competition due to the packed scheduling structure of the Paris Masters.

He was put to play the match just 14 hours after his match against McDonald and he didn’t want to risk his body due to the upcoming ATP Finals and Davis Cup which was scheduled to take place just a week after the Paris Masters.

Now, the director of the event, Cedric Pioline, has thereby decided to change the structure of the games set to take place in the 2024 edition of the Paris Masters. Pioline promised to make changes to the tournament a month ago and has finally kept his word by reducing the number of daytime matches from four to three matches, thereby making space for the night games.

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Jannik Sinner had a lot to lose at the Paris Masters:

Jannik Sinner was breathing fire this year with his dominance on the tennis court. Having started the year with average performances, the Italian pulled himself together just in time before the mid-season, bagging his first title at the Canadian Masters, beating De Minaur in the final.

He also chipped away with scintillating title wins at the Vienna Open and the China Open ahead of the Paris Masters.

Jannik Sinner in action during a match. (credits: Tennis-Infinity)

By buzzing with confidence going into the French capital of Paris, his fans had a lot of hope for him. He started the tournament in fine form, having come from behind to beat McDonald in the round-of-32 matchup.

He won the match 6-7, 7-5, 6-1 and was on a 14-match unbeaten run ahead of his round-of-16 fixture against De Minaur. But due to his tight schedule, he decided to walk away from the competition, eluding the fans with what could have been a rematch of the Canadian Masters final.

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