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Sinner's injury at Wimbledon: Just bad luck or a sign of deeper issues?

What can be more frustrating than facing a health crisis in one of the most crucial encounters of your career? Probably nothing comes close for the World No. 1 Jannik Sinner. This season, Sinner has been on an impressive run on grass, captivating fans with his powerful serves and strategic brilliance. But as fate would have it, just when the stakes were highest, an unexpected health crisis reared its head during his quarterfinal match at Wimbledon.

Jannik Sinner handsomely cruised through the first set of his match against Daniil Medvedev 7(9)-6(7). But he seemed to face challenges in the second set against the Russian star which he eventually lost 4-6. As the Italian dynamo was one down to two against Medvedev, he opted for a medical timeout. He was visibly struggling with his mobility before he headed to the sidelines and called for his physio David Pires as he reportedly complained of an injury.

Sinner and his physio were soon joined by the SW19 doctor who seemed to check his heart rate. This left the tennis fans perplexed as Sinner was seen holding his head in his hands and was seemingly feeling unwell. He also complained of dizziness as per reports before finally walking out of the court.  For Sinner, this can be extremely concerning as his tryst with injuries is not new, especially ahead of crucial matches. The Italian exited from the Madrid Open ahead of his quarterfinal clash after he picked up a hip injury. This had further forced him to withdraw from the Italian Open, this season. His absence seemed to worry his opponent, Medvedev as well.

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Medvedev looked surprised as he took the court to stay warm while his opponent was being checked medically, asking the physio why there was such a lengthy delay. The World No. 1 stayed off the court for over 11 minutes before sprinting back to his match against his Russian opponent. While he made a comeback to the courts soon, he was walking at a snail’s pace, thereby hinting that all was not cool for him. Can the Halle Open winner overcome the health obstacle and win the match? Only time will tell. Meanwhile, Jannik Sinner’s dominance is well-accepted by the tennis community.

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Speaking in the latest episode of his podcast, Served with Andy Roddick, the former US Open winner came in all-out praises for the reigning Australian Open champion. Speaking about Sinner’s dominance, Roddick said, “I just think Sinner’s the best player on Earth specifically on this surface.” This is not the first time when Roddick made such a remark. Ahead of the beginning of Wimbledon this year, Roddick predicted that it would be Sinner and Djokovic facing each other in the finals, with the Italian clinching the title.

As the match progresses, it will be interesting to see if the Italian can pounce back and bring Medvedev’s journey to an end. While only time will tell the ultimate fate, the resounding match is still underway!