Jannik Sinner Announces Unfortunate News After French Open 2020 Success

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Disappointing news for Italian tennis fans as rising tennis star, Jannik Sinner has withdrawn from the St. Petersburg Open. Sinner, who rose to prominence following his quarterfinal run in the French Open 2020, has withdrawn due to a stomach virus.

Sinner took to Instagram to announce his withdrawal. The 19-year-old performed exceptionally on his way to the quarterfinals of Roland Garros. Notably, he defeated David Goffin and Alexander Zverev in the earlier rounds to set up a quarterfinal clash with the king of clay, Rafael Nadal. Sinner went down in straight sets, but his performance in his maiden French Open was thoroughly praised.

Jannik Sinner lost to Rafael Nadal in the Quarterfinal of French Open 2020

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Jannik Sinner in action during his quarter-final match against Rafael Nadal at French Open 2020. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

The draw for the St. Petersburg Open is set. And headlining the draw is World No.6 Daniil Medvedev. The Russian is the defending champion, having beaten Borna Coric in the finals last year.

The second seed is 12th ranked Denis Shapovalov. Shapovalov comes into the tournament in decent form after reaching the quarterfinals of US Open 2020 and the semifinals of the Italian Open. The Canadian was ousted out of the French Open 2020 in the second round.

Medvedev is also joined by fellow Russians Andrey Rublev and Karen Khachanov in their home tournament. Out of the bunch, Rublev has had a splendid year, having already won three titles and made quarterfinal appearances at US Open 2020 as well as French Open 2020.

Former Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka will also play at the vent and is seeded 5th. The Swiss player’s best result in St. Petersburg Open came in 2016, when he had finished runner-up to Alexander Zverev.

Completing the seeding list are Milos Raonic, Borna Coric, and Taylor Fritz. Raonic is a former champion at St. Petersburg, and Coris is last year’s runner-up. Taylor Fritz will make his first appearance in the tournament.

The St. Petersburg Open is an ATP 250 tournament but as a lot of tournaments had to be canceled due to the pandemic, it was promoted to an ATP 500 tournament.

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