Sinner set to miss Roland-Garros – reports

Jannik Sinner has missed much of the clay season thus far, and may also miss its climax

Jannik Sinner Jannik Sinner on the sidelines in Madrid (Zuma/Panoramic)

Reports in the Italian media suggest that Jannik Sinner, the world No 2 and the winner of the first Grand Slam of the year, will miss out on Roland-Garros due to a hip injury.

Sports newspaper Gazzetta reported that although the injury itself is currently not serious, his recovery needs to be handled with great care so as not to exacerbate any issues further.

They add that since Friday, Sinner has been doing his rehab at J|Medical in Turin, along with physiotherapist Giacomo Naldi and trainer Umberto Ferrara.

The report goes on to suggest that Sinner and his team will reevaluate the situation after Wednesday (15 May), and that currently they are leaning towards not playing in Paris, due to his lack of preparation on clay and his lack of prime physical conditioning.

Sinner will also be well aware that if Novak Djokovic is knocked out in Paris before the final, he will still rise to become world No 1 without having to step on court.

Sinner’s last match was two weeks ago, beating Karen Khachanov in the Madrid round of 16, but withdrew ahead of his quarter-final against Felix Auger-Aliassime, and then pulled out of Rome – having already skipped Barcelona.

If the 22-year-old opts to skip Roland-Garros, his next tournament is likely to be Halle, beginning on 17 June, as he warms up for Wimbledon.

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