Marseille are clearly unlucky with Jannik Sinner. A year ago, the Italian was seeded second. However, he did not take to the field and lost the match in the second round.
Now he will never perform again in France's second largest city. reason of absence? It is still unknown. On Monday, the organizers contented themselves with a short announcement of the absence of the 22-year-old player.
Sinner leaves the ATP 250 tournament in Marseille. Hurkacz defends his title from last year
On Sunday, Sinner won the first Grand Slam of his career. In the final, he defeated Daniil Medvedev 3-6, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4, 6-3. He is the third Italian singles player to win an event of this classification. The first since 1976.
There was a real craze about this on the Apennine Peninsula. Words of admiration and congratulations poured in from everywhere. And also one of the most important people in the country.
The Italian Prime Minister wrote on Facebook: “Today Jannik Siner wrote a new page in history that makes us proud. This is an achievement worthy of a true hero.” Georgia Meloni.
Today, Jannik Sinner has written a new page in history that makes us proud. This is an achievement worthy of a true hero.
~ Giorgia Meloni
In Marseille, the Italian tennis player was supposed to be the biggest star and biggest attraction of the tournament. In his absence, it is likely that the tournament leader will be Hubert Hurkacz, who is defending his title from last year. The Polish competitor ended the competition in Melbourne in the quarter-finals. He is currently the eighth racket in the world.
The balance of power may be adjusted with the appearance of Alexander Zverev on the main list. The organizers have not finished negotiating with him yet.
The competition will take place from February 5 to 11, with a total prize pool of PLN 800,000. euro.
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