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Jannik Sinner an injury doubt for French Open

Jannik Sinner an injury doubt for French Open

Jannik Sinner could be forced out of the French Open with a hip injury.

The Italian ace sustained the problem at the Madrid Open recently and admits that it might deny him the opportunity to continue his excellent 2024 form at Roland Garros.

Sinner - who won his maiden Grand Slam at the Australian Open earlier this year - is quoted by Sky Sports as saying: "At Roland Garros, I'll only play if I'm 100 per cent, if there's any doubt we have to see.

"Some injuries can be prevented, some can't. So far we've done a great job, last year I played a whole season without injuries and also in this season so far.

"With the MRI we saw that something isn't 100 per cent ok. However, we have everything under control.

“If it doesn't get 100 per cent cured, I'll stop a little longer. Taking care of the body is more important than everything else."

The world number two continued: "Now I'll have a period without playing, we need to see how to work from next week onwards.

"Preparation for Roland Garros will clearly not be optimal. We'll give our best to get there in the best possible conditions to compete, but playing a Grand Slam without matches in Rome isn't easy."

Sinner has been left unable to play in front of his home fans at the Italian Open as a result of the injury and expressed his dismay in a post on social media.

He wrote: "It is not easy to write this message but, after speaking again with the doctors and specialists about my hip problems, I have to announce that unfortunately I will not be able to play in Rome.

"Obviously I’m very sad that I didn’t recover, it being one of my favourite tournaments ever. I couldn’t wait to come back and play at home in front of the Italian crowd."

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