Jannik Sinner ends run at Madrid Masters with hip injury

Sinner will have further tests on his hip soon.
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Jannik Sinner keeps winning. He is off to the best start of any player in 2024 and has reached No. 2 on the ATP. His hopes of winning the Madrid Masters, however, have been dashed but not because he lost to an opponent. The problem is that his body simply will not allow him to potentially play the next few matches.

Sinner has been having an issue the past week in Madrid. While he has been winning, he certainly has not looked the same as he did in previous events. There is also no reason to risk himself to further injury, especially if continuing to play in a Masters 1000 event potentially costs him the chance to participate in the French Open.

Sinner tweeted that the injury has been "getting more painful." He implied that doctors advised him rest might help so hopefully that is the case. Tennis fans might still have some PTSD from watching Rafael Nadal injure his hip in January of 2023 at the Australian Open and Nadal missed the rest of the year.

Jannik Sinner forced to pull out of the Madrid Masters

Sinner's injury does not seem to appear to be so grave, but one cannot be too careful with hip issues. This is especially true for a tennis player who can suffer from chronic joint problems anyway. The last thing the successful young Italian would want is to have long-term concerns. Winning the Madrid Masters would be great, but not at the cost of not playing at Roland Garros.

Sinner was scheduled to play Felix Auger-Aliassime in the quarterfinals in Madrid but instead, Auger-Aliassime will get the gift of moving on to the semifinals. The Canadian last made the semis of an event at the Montpelier ATP 250 in January. He has never won an ATP 1000 tournament but has a decent chance now.

This is especially true as not only is Sinner out of the event now but so is Carlos Alcaraz. Alcaraz lost to Andrey Rublev in the quarterfinals. Rafael Nadal also lost in Madrid ahead of the semifinals as well. In other words, Auger-Aliassime has as much chance as anyone to win the tournament.

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