Jannik Sinner has a disappointing data on long-lasting matches

The Italian tennis player has a bad record in matches played for many hours: evidently the physical maturation of the young Italian is still far from being reached

by Lorenzo Ciotti
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Jannik Sinner has a disappointing data on long-lasting matches
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There are several reasons behind Jannik Sinner's defeat in the 5th round of Wimbledon quarterfinal against Daniil Medvedev. A psychophysical state that did not help him during the match, caused by dizziness suffered during the third set. Despite having recovered and having equalized the challenge by winning the fourth set, the Italian lost the decisive set.

So the winning streak ended: great Medvedev deservedly got the better of Sinner: an abrupt stop, probably also unexpected, from what the latest head-to-heads with the Russian told, which had seen him always winning for more than a year now.

Jannik Sinner
Jannik Sinner© Sean M. Haffey / Staff Getty Images Sport
 

And there is a data that explains the difficulties that Sinner is encountering in his career in long-lasting matches. Since 2021, in fact, Sinner has suffered 7 defeats in the Slams, when the matches became complicated and lasted more than 4 hours of play. A worrying statistic, which highlights one of the few aspects in which the Italian does not yet excel. Jannik has worked a lot on his athletic endurance, which has led him to achieve extremely remarkable results, but perhaps in comparison with his most accredited rivals, it is an aspect on which he can still improve a lot.

"I'm sorry to have to withdraw from the ATP 250 in Bastad next week due to too much tiredness. It's never an easy decision because I would like to play, but I will follow the advice of my team and the doctors who advised me to take some time to rest and recover. I hope to play in Bastad in the future. I heard it's a great tournament." This is the first consequence of the Italian's defeat against Medvedev.

With these words, through a story on Instagram, Jannik Sinner officially announced his withdrawal from the clay-court event in Sweden. The South Tyrolean tennis player will therefore not play any clay-court event before the highly anticipated Paris 2024 Olympic Games event. The fatigue suffered by the Italian during the two weeks at Wimbledon, playing for almost 15 hours, had a significant impact and forced the 22-year-old to make this choice, in agreement with the members of his team.
Sinner will focus on recovering his energy in the next few days, with the aim of arriving in top condition in France.

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