Jannik Sinner announces Hamburg withdrawal, reveals where he plans to play next

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Jannik Sinner announces Hamburg withdrawal, reveals where he plans to play next

Jannik Sinner has announced his withdrawal from Hamburg as he wants to give himself a bit more time to recover from an ankle injury before returning to action. Sinner last played at Wimbledon, where he suffered a quarterfinal defeat to eventual champion Novak Djokovic.

Sinner had a two-set lead versus Djokovic but the Serb stormed back to win the match 5-7 2-6 6-3 6-2 6-2. In the fourth set, Sinner slightly twisted his ankle but was able to continue and finish the match. Now, Sinner's ankle is still not at 100 percent and the Italian won't be making his Hamburg debut next week.

Also, Sinner revealed he plans to return to action in Umag, which kicks off on July 25. "After discussing with my team, we have come to the decision that I won't be playing in Hamburg. I slightly twisted my ankle when I fell during my quarterfinal and as a precaution, we decided it was the best to take some more time before my next event in Umag.

I was looking forward to playing in Hamburg which is a city and an event I like very much," Sinner said in a statement released.

Sinner decided to keep coach after Wimbledon

Sinner was accompanied by coach Darren Cahill during this past grass season.

After Sinner's grass season finished, the Italian announced Cahill as a new full-time member of his team. "Darren is an honest and humble person who wants to help me and my team. Humanly, there is no better person.

We work hard every day, we have fun and there is harmony within the whole group. This is the most important thing," Sinner said of Cahill. Cahill, who coached Simona Halep to two Grand Slam titles in the past, described Sinner as a "polite young guy" and added it's a pleasure to be working with the Italian.