French Open 2024: Injured Jannik Sinner Joins Rafael Nadal in Raising Speculations Over Paris Participation

French Open 2024: Injured Jannik Sinner Joins Rafael Nadal in Raising Speculations Over Paris Participation

The injury woes are seemingly getting worse and worse for Jannik Sinner. After withdrawing from the Madrid Open due to a hip injury, he raised concerns over playing at home in the Italian Open. The injury did not get any better and he had to bow out of the Italian Open. Now, with the French Open looming over, all the eyes were on him as the whole world wanted to see him back in action.

But, if the recent reports coming out are true, he could have to wait for more to make his return to tennis. According to the reports from Italian outlets, Jannik Sinner has been asked to wait for some more time to make his return to the court. A hurry could eventually result in his hip injury becoming chronic. This has now raised doubts over his participation in the French Open. However, if this is true, he could well miss the French Open and could potentially join Rafael Nadal to watch the events from the sidelines.

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Thus, Jannik Sinner, who is currently out of the tennis court due to injury could have to wait for his return to the court. While nothing at the moment is confirmed, it will be exciting to see how things unfold in the future. However, he is not the only one who could make an exit at the Roland Garros. Apparently, Rafael Nadal could also be the one to sit out of the tournament.

Rafael Nadal could join Jannik Sinner to become the latest name to be out of the event

After his exit at the Italian Open, Rafael Nadal could have been eyeing the French Open. However, that’s not completely the case. The Spanish player, who has won the French Open a record 14 times might not be there for the ultimate clay court glory. In a recent interview, he suggested that the decision to appear in the event is not completely clear for him.

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“The decision (to appear at the French Open) as you can imagine, is not clear in my mind today,” the 22-time grand slam winner said. “But if I have to say what’s my feeling and if my mind is closer one way or the other way, I’m going to say I will be in Roland Garros and try my best,” said Rafael Nadal ahead of his French Open participation.

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“Probably one is to say, ‘Okay, I am not ready, I am not playing well enough.’ Then is the moment to take a decision in terms of not playing Roland Garros. Another is to accept how I am today and work the proper way to try to be in a different way in two weeks,” he said.

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Thus, ahead of the most awaited French Open, a couple of high-profile names have already bowed and cast doubt over their participation in the event. So, it will be exciting to see if anyone among Rafael Nadal or Jannik Sinner will be able to make their comeback just in time for the French Open. What are your thoughts on this? Do let us know in the comments below!

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