Sinner Refuses To Pinpoint 'Mistake' To Blame For Recent Injury

Sinner Refuses To Pinpoint 'Mistake' To Blame For Recent Injury

by Zachary Wimer

Jannik Sinner dismissed the suggestion that his schedule had anything to do with his hip issues, which cost him two events.

The last time things went smoothly for Sinner was a few weeks ago in Miami, where he cruised to another ATP Masters 1000 trophy. Things haven't gone as smoothly on clay, even though he has played pretty well so far.

His Monte-Carlo Masters campaign was derailed by an injury, as was the Madrid Open. The hip issue that arose in Madrid is pretty unfortunate because it also cost him the Italian Open, which he won't play at because he withdrew on Saturday.

It's a home event for Sinner, and he was quite devastated that he had to pull out. Still, in the press conference, the Italian dismissed suggestions that some kind of mistake contributed to the injury.

He doesn't see anything that was done wrongly and certainly wouldn't change anything if he had to go back.

"Errors? I do not know. I realize that rest is important. After Monte Carlo I had five days in which I didn't touch a racket. I'm quite calm. It doesn't always mean that if someone gets hurt it's a mistake."

"We did all things right. I felt fresh for Madrid. If I had to go back I wouldn't know what I should have done differently. We hope to come back stronger than before."

Ultimately, injuries do tend to happen, and there is not much players can do about them, most of the time. He's not unfamiliar with them either, as he's had quite a few so far in his career.

It's still something he's working on actively, so he's got ways to go, but it's been better in recent months. These last few setbacks have been annoying but as long as he avoids a major injury, his career should not be impacted.


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