Jannik Sinner with brutal honesty: "It's not the Slam preparation I'm used to"

The young Italian explained his physical condition, during the media day of the Parisian Slam

by Lorenzo Ciotti
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Jannik Sinner with brutal honesty: "It's not the Slam preparation I'm used to"
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What are Jannik Sinner's physical conditions, following the hip injury that forced him to first give up the quarter-finals in Madrid and then to give up the tournament in Rome? During the Roland Garros Media Day, the young Italian analyzed the condition of his hip, after the injury suffered in the Monte Carlo and Madrid tournaments. Sinner also talked about his feelings regarding the Parisian Slam.

"The hip doesn't worry me. The last tests were positive, I told myself that I would only play under these conditions. It's not the Slam preparation I'm used to, I hope the first round can help me with my rhythm, but it will be even more the mental aspect is important, accepting what may happen on the court," he told.

Jannik Sinner
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Jannik also explained what pushed him to decide to compete in the Parisian Slam, even with physical preparation and a precarious athletic condition.

"I'm here because it's an important tournament, I'm trying to learn year after year how to play better on clay. Then it could be fundamental because there will be the Olympics on these courts. However, it's a Slam and I want to be part of it if my body allows it allows. We decided after the very positive results of the latest tests, we are working hard to get back to 100%. I have done long days of training and I understand that the hip is holding up," he analyzed.

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Novak Djokovic and Jannik Sinner
Novak Djokovic and Jannik Sinner© Cameron Spencer / Staff Getty Images Sport
 

he day of his match against Christopher Eubanks, Sinner will try to become the new ATP No.1. Novak Djokovic will be called to defend the title and the 2000 points won in 2023, while the Italian will lose just 45 points and will practically only be able to gain. The chances of overtaking the Serbian champion and sitting on the throne of men's tennis after Paris are concrete. Sinner can't wait to start his Parisian adventure, with the aim of avenging last year's disappointing result, when he suffered an unexpected defeat after 5 sets in the second round against Altmaier.

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