Sinner Addresses Injury Concerns After Shock Monte Carlo Defeat

Sinner Addresses Injury Concerns After Shock Monte Carlo Defeat

by Zachary Wimer

Jannik Sinner lost to Stefanos Tsitsipas in the 2024 Monte-Carlo Masters semi-final, but his injury is the bigger worry for most fans.

The Italian played very well against Tsitsipas, and he was one point away from going up 4-1 against the Greek in the final set of their match. He would lose that set 4-6 after a huge missed call by the umpire, which wiped away the second break.

In the midst of the battle, he seemingly picked up a leg injury, which caused him to limp in the final few games of the match. Obviously, the loss was a huge letdown for Sinner, who hoped to make another final.

He nearly had it, but it was snatched away by a sequence of really bad moments, of which the injury is obviously the most worrisome. He was asked about it after the match but played down any concerns, explaining that it was mostly cramps.

"Having cramps, it's a consequence of most likely of this what happened, you know, because it also goes in the nervous side of the brain (smiling), and then after, it's not easy to play. I tried my best still."

Sinner on the physical problem

"You know, Stefanos raised the level, but when the momentum changes, it goes like this. This is the fun part of tennis."

If it were only cramps, then it would be great news for the Italian because he could play at the Madrid Open and then the Italian Open in Rome. Obviously, there is a chance he skips over Madrid in favor of better preparing for the Italian Open, which is his home ATP Masters 1000 event.

Of course, the 22-year-old could only play down the injury concerns to avoid further questions, but we'll likely find out in the upcoming weeks. If he does skip the Madrid Open then there is a chance that there was some physical problem.


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