Jannik Sinner back training on clay in pivotal update ahead of Roland Garros

Saturday, 18 May 2024 at 14:47
Jannik Sinner seems like he is attempting to battle through the hip issue that he suffered at Monte-Carlo then saw him withdraw at the latter stages of the Madrid Open earlier this month as he is back in training seemingly in Monaco ahead of the French Open.
Sinner's coach Darren Cahill yesterday posted an update and a cryptic one at that with a picture of a Roland Garros tennis ball and what now seems to be Sinner's racquet hinting that he is back in training. The World No.2 who could likely become the World No.1 in Paris was reported by Sky Sport Italy this morning as being back in training.
This was confirmed with the Italian posting two pictures of himself in training earlier today. But it has been an interesting week for Sinner who was reported to be told that he shouldn't play Roland Garros and was unlikely to do so. This with the potential that his hip injury could become even more crippling.
He tweaked it against Pavel Kotov at the Madrid Open and decided to play against Karen Khachanov. But this despite a win didn't end up being the best move. He then had to withdraw against Felix Auger-Aliassime who benefited from a lot of walk-overs to reach the final where he lost to Andrey Rublev. He then had to withdraw from his home tournament in Rome really showing the severity of the injury and had to go to Juventus Medical Centre to try and get ready.
Leaving the Medical Centre, he was supposedly asked about whether he will play Roland Garros and he said 'We'll see'. But he seems to have made up his mind that he will at least try to play. Carlos Alcaraz is also back in training but also remains a doubt due to his recurrent injury. Novak Djokovic also will play Geneva in a bid to gain form. So the most open Roland Garros in a long-time.

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