Top seed Jannik Sinner withdraws from 2024 Bastad Open due to fatigue

Jannik Sinner was knocked out of Wimbledon after losing to fifth seed Daniil Medvedev in a four-hour Centre Court battle in the quarterfinals.

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World No. 1 Jannik Sinner has confirmed his unavailability for the 2024 Bastad Open (Nordea Open). The Italian took to his social media handles to announce his decision to withdraw from the tournament. He mentioned that it was "never an easy decision" and that he would participate in the event in the future.

Notably, Sinner was recently knocked out of Wimbledon after losing to fifth seed Daniil Medvedev in a four-hour Centre Court battle in the quarterfinals. He was one of the favourites to win the championship but suffered a 6-7 (7), 6-4, 7-6 (4), 2-6, 6-3 loss to the Russian. 

A day after his tough loss, the top seed confirmed he will not play in the Swedish event, which runs from July 15 to 21. The 22-year-old revealed that his medical team had advised him to take some time to rest and recover with the Paris Olympics approaching fast.  

"I'm sad to have to withdraw from Bastad next week due to fatigue. Never an easy decision as I would love to play, but following the advice from my team and doctors they have advised it's best to take some time to rest and recover. I hope to play Bastad in the future, I've heard it's a great tournament."

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Off-court I had a little bit of the toughest time: Sinner after losing to Medvedev

Meanwhile, during the post-match press conference for the Wimbledon quarter-finals, Sinner revealed that he had not been feeling well since the morning of the match. The young gun said that he was struggling physically but decided to fight against Medvedev. 

“Already this morning I didn’t feel great. Had some problems. Then with the fatigue, it was tough,” Sinner said.

“I went off the court actually. I didn’t want to go off. The physio told me better to take some time because he watched me, and I didn’t seem in shape to play. I was struggling physically. It was not easy moment. I tried to fight with what I had today.”

“I was not feeling great. I didn’t vomit. This, no. But took some time because I was dizzy quite a lot. Yeah, actually off the court I had a little bit the toughest time maybe,” he added.  

Sinner travelled to England on the back of the French Open Championship and last month's victory in Halle. Notably, his girlfriend Anna Kalinskaya was forced to withdraw from the tournament in the fourth round due to injury concerns.  

Also Read: Wimbledon Heartbreak: Both Jannik Sinner and Anna Kalinskaya Exit the Tournament

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