Illness forces Jannik Sinner to withdraw late from Marseille
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Jannik Sinner has withdrawn from Marseille due to an illness. Sinner, 21, was the second-seeded player at this week's ATP 250 event in Marseille. After a first-round bye, Sinner was scheduled to play French wildcard Arthur Fils in the Marseille round-of-16.
Since the Rotterdam final, Sinner hasn't been feeling well. Sinner went to Marseille hoping his condition would improve but unfortunately it didn't. "After my match in Rotterdam I started to feel bad. The last few days I had no energy.
I couldn't train well. I have a bit of a fever. We waited until the last minute to make a decision. Unfortunately my body is not in good shape," Sinner said, per Jannik Sinner updates.
Jannik: "After my match in Rotterdam I started to feel bad.
The last few days I had no energy. I couldn't train well. I have a bit of a fever. We waited until the last minute to make a decision. Unfortunately my body is not in good shape."
See you in Indian Wells @janniksin ð pic.twitter.com/FXWPAgZMGK — Janniksin_Updates (@JannikSinner_Up) February 23, 2023
Sinner last played on Sunday
Last week, Sinner made the final at an ATP 500 event in Rotterdam.
In the Rotterdam final, Sinner was up by a set before Daniil Medvedev stormed back to win in three sets 5-7 6-2 6-2. After losing to Medvedev, SInner showed his class and congratulated the Russian on his result. “Daniil, congrats to you and your team, winning your first title of this season.
I think you’re going to win many more this year, so I wish you all the best. It has been two positive weeks for me. I played many matches and I’m very proud," Sinner said after the Rotterdam final. After a strong Rotterdam result, Sinner was scheduled to make his third Marseille appearance this week.
Previously, Sinner debuted in Marseille in 2020, when he reached the round-of-16 before losing to Medvedev. In 2021, Sinner returned to Marseille and made the quarterfinal, before again losing to Medvedev. Even though Sinner was forced to withdraw from Marseille, it was still a positive week for him.
Before reaching the Rotterdam final, Sinner won Montpellier after beating Maxime Cressy in the final. Hopefully, Sinner won't be out for a long time and he won't be missing any additional events.