Jannik Sinner Withdraws From 2023 Davis Cup After US Open Exit

Jannik Sinner Withdraws From 2023 Davis Cup After US Open Exit

by Alex Waite

Jannik Sinner has officially ruled himself out of the Italian 2023 Davis Cup team, stating that he needs time to recover following the North American leg of the season.

Sinner has had a busy schedule after he reached the semi-finals at Wimbledon before losing against Novak Djokovic. The Italian player went on to win the Canadian Open, the first ATP 1000 title of his career, and reached the last 16 at the US Open before he was defeated in an epic battle with Alexander Zverev that lasted over four and a half hours.

But, after featuring in 17 tournaments during the 2023 season and going into the latter stages at several competitions, Sinner explained on Twitter that now is the time to take a break from tennis. As a result, the world number six officially ruled himself out of the Davis Cup finals group stage and he will not feature for Italy in Bologna.

"Unfortunately I didn't have enough time to recover after the tournaments in America and unfortunately I won't be able to be part of the team in Bologna. It's always an honor to play for our country and I'm convinced I'll be back in the national team soon."

It appears that Sinner did not take the decision lightly and he will be disappointed to miss out, especially as the group stages will take place in his native Italy. However, it is likely that the 22-year-old will be prioritising competitions in Asia to conclude the 2023 ATP season.

The 2023 Davis Cup finals begin with the group stages between September 12 and 17, where Italy have been drawn with Sweden, Canada and Chile in Group A. Then, the top two sides in the group stages will advance to the Davis Cup quarter-finals, which take place in Malaga between November 21 and 26.


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