Jannik Sinner To Play Doubles At 2024 Paris Olympics

Jannik Sinner To Play Doubles At 2024 Paris Olympics

by Zachary Wimer

Jannik Sinner will play doubles at the 2024 Paris Olympics, representing his country not in just one, but two disciplines.

The Italian is one of the best players in the world, so naturally, he wants to bring success to his country at the Olympic Games, which, in 2024, will take place at the famed Roland Garros courts, where he recently reached a semi-final.

Sinner is now confirmed to feature even more prominently by signing up to play doubles at the event together with compatriot Lorenzo Musetti. Sinner is not known as a doubles player, but he does play doubles from time to time.

The 22-year-old used to play with a wide variety of players, including Hubert Hurkacz, Sebastian Korda, and even Reilly Opelka. He even won a trophy with Opelka, going all the way at the Atlanta Open in 2021.

He's played less and less doubles since then but still does it on occasion. This year Sinner totaled three doubles matches as he teamed up with Lorenzo Sonego in Indian Wells and Monte-Carlo.

Perhaps that was the pairing he had in mind for the Olympics, but it won't work out as Sonego wasn't able to qualify. Musetti has, and as a result, they will be teaming up in Paris.

It's an interesting combination because Sinner has that raw power and tremendous shot-making, while Musetti is a fantastic clay player in his own right. He might not have the power that his teammate has, but he has a wide array of shots that could be useful in doubles. He also moves really well on the court.

The two may try to team up for any of the clay-court tournaments prior to the Games to practice playing together and build chemistry.

For Sinner, this means that he'll have a busy schedule in the French capital. He will play both singles and doubles, and he's going to be one to watch because of how he played recently at Roland Garros. He made the semi-final, losing to Carlos Alcaraz in five sets.


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