The participant, constructive for Covid, determined to not take part in the Marseille match. Jannik Sinner, tenth in the world rating was amongst the headliners of the Open 13, which begins on Monday.
He has already given up on the Rotterdam match this week. The Italian tennis participant doesn't appear to have recovered from the coronavirus.
Jean-François Caujolle, the director of the Open 13 introduced it this Saturday morning. Jannik Sinner is not going to be in Marseille subsequent week. A blow for the Marseille match which is being organized in a nonetheless sophisticated well being context.
The Sports Palace will nonetheless welcome three gamers from the prime 10. Including the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas, the fourth participant in the world, with a very good run at the Rotterdam match in his legs.
The public will even be capable of encourage some French tennis stars: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Lucas Pouille, Richard Gasquet or Gilles Simon.
The promise of nice matches, for the match director, after a lackluster 2021 version. The conferences needed to happen behind closed doorways … in entrance of plastic spectators.
“Tennis is like the theatre. When the actors perform if there is no one to answer, it's very tricky…” confided Jean-François Caujolle.
The 2022 version due to this fact marks the return of the present. And it begins on Monday with the conflict of “old” Simon / Tsonga. The winner should face Félix Auger-(*13*) the seventh participant in the world in the spherical of 16.