Jannik Sinner updates on his back problem

The Italian had some troubles during the match against Rune, but he reassured his fans at the press conference

by Lorenzo Ciotti
Jannik Sinner updates on his back problem
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Jannik Sinner won the third match in as many matches played, on his group of the ATP Finals 2023. The young Italian tennis player also managed to beat Holger Rune for the first time in his career. A tournament of first times for Sinner, as we at Tennis World USA told you.

In fact, the ATP world no.4 also defeated Novak Djokovic for the first time. However, Jannik worried his fans present at the PalaAlpitour in Turin due to some back problems during the match with Rune, but he reassured everyone at the end of the match.

Sinner reassured on his back problem and talks of the mental side

At the press conference, Sinner explained: "The words with the child at the start of the match? When I was little I didn't follow tennis but I think this is a good moment for the kids.

He helped me said at the entrance: come on Jannik, we're all rooting for you! It was beautiful and fun at the same time. Giving these kids this opportunity is a great thing and it's special for us tennis players too." Jannik talked also about his mental progress compared to last year: "Yes, I've been working on it for a while and it's all thanks to Formula Medicine .

The boss is Riccardo Ceccarelli and he was also in the pits here tonight, as well as in the challenge with Novak. It's not a job you do by talking face to face, but you work on the computer and calculate how much of your brain is used.

It's a process to make everything more automatic: something different than mental coaches. We have been working with him for a few years, I feel I have improved. Back problems? A little in the second set but luckily it went away straight away.

At a certain point I made a movement and felt something but it went away, my body is fine. It was important for me to restart after the victory with Djokovic, start from scratch and be ready for a tough fight against Rune. I had never won against him and I finally did it, he is a great tennis player with a great serve, it was fantastic to win.

I started very well, then from the second set he grew and it was very difficult to break him. It was a good victory, now let's see what happens on Saturday. I have the chance to play two more matches, let's see what happens over the weekend."

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