World No. 11 Jannik Sinner admitted he was difficult for him to end his Miami campaign on the way he did but he felt it was the right thing to do as he remains hopeful that he will be ready for the Monte Carlo Masters. Sinner made the Miami Masters quarterfinal, before he was forced to retire just five games into the match.
Francisco Cerundolo opened an early 4-1 lead in the first set, before Sinner put an end to the match. Sinner's campaign at the Indian Wells Masters also ended on an unfortunate way as he was forced to give Nick Kyrgios a walkover in the round-of-16 due to illness.
Against Cerundolo, Sinner retired because of blisters. The Monte Carlo Masters starts on April 10. "Wasn’t easy to withdraw in Miami. It’s been a bit of a difficult month with my illness at Indian Wells and now this.
I’ve taken the last few days to rest and get some advice on my feet going forward. I hope to be ready for Monte Carlo," Sinner wrote on Twitter.
Sinner tried but it didn't work out
Sinner knew it wouldn't be easy to play while hampered by blisters but still decided to give a shot to the Cerundolo match.
"I had blisters and I couldn't move. I started feeling them yesterday, in the last game against Nick. Today I wanted to go out there and try, but it didn't work," Sinner said after the match. "It's tough.
I mean, I played 2 tournaments, Indian Wells and Miami, both retired. It's tough because I was playing good. Yesterday also against Nick I was playing a very good match. It's tough to accept." Hopefully, Sinner returns to action in Monte Carlo. Sinner made his Monte Carlo debut last year, when he reached the second round before losing to Novak Djokovic.