Jannik Sinner provides injury update

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Jannik Sinner provides injury update

World No. 12 Jannik Sinner says his doctor has advised him to skip the Firenze Open in Florence next week. Sinner, 21, competed at the Sofia Open last week. In the Bulgarian capital, Sinner reached the semifinal before sustaining an ankle injury.

In the Sofia semifinal, Sinner injured his ankle and was forced to retire versus Holger Rune. "Frustrating to have had to retire last week. I’ve spoken with my doctor and have been advised that I need to take some time off to recover.

Unfortunately, that means I’ll miss next week's tournament in Florence. Time to rest & come back stronger. Thank you for all the messages," Sinner said in a statement on Twitter.

Rune wasn't happy with the way he moved past Sinner

After a first-round bye in Sofia, Sinner won two matches in straight-sets to comfortably reach the semifinal in the Bulgarian capital.

In the semifinal, Sinner made a positive start as he won the first set. Rune then won the second set and took a lead in the third set before Sinner decided to retire the match. Rune was 5-7 6-4 5-2 up when Sinner retired the match.

With Sinner's retirement, Rune reached the Sofia final. But Rune insisted that wasn't the way on which he wanted to make the final in the Bulgarian capital. “It’s obviously never the way you want to win and it was such a great match,” Rune said after he progressed into the Sofia final via a Sinner retirement.

“It’s the worst possible way it could end and I just want to wish Jannik all the best. He’s an amazing player and what he has shown this year has been unbelievable. I wish him a speedy recovery”. The season is entering its final stage and hopefully Sinner won't be out for too long. It remains to be seen when will Sinner be allowed to return.