Jannik Sinner shares terrible news with his fans

Jannik Sinner had to withdraw from the home Rome Masters

by Jovica Ilic
Jannik Sinner shares terrible news with his fans
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World no. 2 Jannik Sinner will not compete at the home Masters 1000 event in Rome in the next two weeks! The ATP Race leader has been dealing with a right hip injury for a while, withdrawing ahead of the Madrid Masters quarter-final and opting to skip Rome to recover for the second Major of the season in Paris.

Jannik shared a heartbreaking message with his fans, stating he had a great desire to play in front of the partisan crowd at Foro Italico. Sinner is the second player from the top who will not compete in Rome, joining Carlos Alcaraz on the withdrawal list.

Jannik played in Rome for five straight years since 2019, becoming the first player born in 2001 with a Masters 1000 win during his first Foro Italico campaign.

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The home favorite reached the quarter-final in 2022, and it remains his best result in the Italian capital.

Sinner is 28-2 in 2024, lifting trophies at the Australian Open, Rotterdam and Miami and moving closer to Novak Djokovic in a battle for the ATP throne. Jannik fell to Stefanos Tsitsipas in the Monte Carlo Masters semi-final before heading to Madrid.

The Italian took down his compatriot Lorenzo Sonego in style before defeating Pavel Kotov in the third round. Jannik experienced issues in the second set, sealing the deal without playing a decider but revealing problems with a right hip.

Sinner decided to play against Karen Khachanov and earned a 5-7, 6-3, 6-3 triumph in two hours and ten minutes.

Jannik Sinner withdrew from the home Masters 1000 event in Rome.

Jannik lost the opener and raised his level in sets two and three, producing high-quality tennis and advancing into the quarter-final.

World no. 2 played well behind the first serve and saved five out of six break points, keeping the pressure on the other side after the opener. The Italian seized all three break points, doing enough to notch and extend his great run in 2024.

Karen served well in the opener and grabbed a break at 5-5 with a backhand down the line winner. The Russian closed the set with a service winner in game 12, moving closer to a notable win. Sinner served well in the second set and secured a break in game two after Khachanov's backhand error.

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Jannik landed forehand winners in games three and five, controlling the pace and producing a hold at love in game nine to introduce a decider after an hour and 25 minutes.

Sinner denied a break point in the second game with an ace and faced more problems at 1-2. The Italian saved a break point with a forehand down the line winner and held with a powerful serve for 2-2. Jannik stepped in on the return in game five and landed a forehand winner for a crucial break and a 3-2 advantage.

Sinner cemented the lead with an ace in game six and moved 5-3 up with a forehand winner in game eight. The Italian clinched another break in game nine with a forehand down the line winner, reaching the quarter-final but withdrawing from the clash against Felix Auger-Aliassime. Jannik reached the quarter-final at the opening five notable events of the season, and the streak will end in Rome.

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