Jannik Sinner Withdraws From 2023 European Open In Antwerp

Jannik Sinner Withdraws From 2023 European Open In Antwerp

by Evita Mueller

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After playing some smashing tennis in Asia, Jannik Sinner will postpone his tennis return to Europe as he withdrew from the 2023 European Open in Antwerp.

Jannik Sinner has been utterly amazing in Asia, though the run that he produced didn't come easy to him. At the start of his China Open campaign, Sinner ran into some problems against Dan Evans, seemingly injuring his ankle that required a medical timeout.

He would finish the match and keep going; however, a few matches later, Sinner threw up on the court but again kept going. His run would include wins over Carlos Alcaraz in the semi-final and then a huge win over Daniil Medvedev in the final to win the event.

It was significant in many ways as it continued his spectacular season and allowed him to win 50 matches in a year for the first time in his career. By doing that, he became one of the few Italians to ever win 50 matches in one season which shows how important it is for Italian tennis.

Sinner didn't have time to rest as he opted to play in Shanghai and started well until he ran into Ben Shelton. The American youngster outlasted the Italian in a very tough battle where Sinner had the upper hand quite a few times. Ultimately, he didn't have enough to win the match.

His next event was supposed to be the indoor event in Antwerp, but it won't be, as the Italian officially withdrew from the event. It makes sense as he played a lot of tennis recently, and he'd like some time off before the season finishes with the Paris Masters and the ATP Finals. It's unlikely we see him on the courts before those events, much like the rest of the top players like Novak Djokovic and others.


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