Sinner withdraws from Paris Masters and slams organizers for lack of rest after early morning finish

Italian tennis player Jannik Sinner made a bold move by pulling out of the Paris Masters due to a rare scheduling protest. The fatigued athlete criticized organizers for not allowing him sufficient time to rest after an exhausting early morning finish in his previous match.

Expressing his frustration on X, formerly known as Twitter, Sinner explained, “I am sorry to announce that I am withdrawing from today’s match in Bercy. I finished the match when it was almost 3 in the morning (Thursday) and didn’t go to bed until a few hours later. I had less than 12 hours to rest and prepare for the next game. I have to make the right decision for my health and my body. The weeks ahead with the ATP Finals at home and the Davis Cup will be very important, now I focus on preparing for these important events. See you in Turin! Forza!”

Sinner’s early morning match against American Mackenzie McDonald ended at 2:37 a.m. in Paris, leaving him with minimal recovery time. Despite being scheduled to play later that day, Sinner’s health took precedence and he opted to withdraw, leaving third-round opponent Alex de Minaur with a walkover into the quarterfinals.

Sinner’s decision received support from fellow players, with Casper Ruud commenting on the situation, “14.5 hours to recover, what a joke,” and Stan Wawrinka agreeing that the tournament and ATP should have prioritized the athletes’ well-being.

In another Paris Masters match, Novak Djokovic overcame illness to secure a 4-6, 7-6(2), 6-4 victory against Tallon Griekspoor, extending his winning streak to 15 matches.

Elsewhere, Stefanos Tsitsipas qualified for the ATP Finals by defeating Alexander Zverev 7-6(2), 6-4 in an action-packed match, while other players vied for their spots in the upcoming tournament. Stay updated with the latest tennis news on AP Tennis.


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