Jannik Sinner reveals the extent of his physical problems against Medvedev.

The world number 1 spoke with the media after his defeat in the Wimbledon quarterfinals in what was a very tough match due to his poor physical condition.

Mónica Barberán Munera | 9 Jul 2024 | 20.48
facebook twitter whatsapp Comentarios

Jannik Sinner was knocked out of the Wimbledon semifinals after Daniil Medvedev managed to defeat him in a tough five-set match. The world number 1 faced some really difficult moments as he had to deal with physical issues that didn't allow him to be at 100%. During the press conference, the Italian spoke about what was happening to him, how he takes this Grand Slam defeat as the number 1, and the frustration over the loss following the great path he was on at the All England Club.

- The extent of his physical problems

"This morning I wasn't feeling very well, I had some issues. Then with the fatigue, it was tough, but credit shouldn't be taken away from Daniil. He played very smart and great tennis. I stepped off the court and didn't want to, but the physio told me it was better to take some time off because he wanted to check on me as I didn't seem fit to play. I was struggling physically, it wasn't an easy moment, and I tried to fight with all I had."

"I didn't vomit, but I needed time because I was feeling very dizzy. When I left the court was the worst moment I went through. When I returned, I tried to do my best and, obviously, I was disappointed about the third set because I had two set points and couldn't capitalize on them. In the fourth, I raised my level a bit, and in the fifth, I had a very poor serving game that decided the match."

- All credit to Medvedev

"Daniil has been world number 1 and has won many titles, he knows how to handle the situation on the court. He likes long rallies, and that is known in advance. He is a very clever player with many weapons, and today he deserved it because he played better than me at certain moments. It's tough again because I lost in five sets at Roland Garros, here, and in the US Open last year. Hopefully, all of this is part of what it takes to step forward again."

- Did you consider retiring?

"No, and I was also surprised that the match extended further. I retired two years ago, and that is something I don't want to do if it's just a minor illness or something like that. I was fit to play. In the fifth set, I started to feel better again, my energy level increased slightly, although today that level wasn't consistent but had ups and downs. It's also not easy to handle these situations on the court; it happens, and I never thought about retiring. The crowd surely helped me to keep trying. You don't want to retire in the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam."

- A frustrating defeat

"It's very frustrating because I believe I was playing good tennis and had faced tough opponents to get here, which gives you confidence. It's difficult because I was feeling the ball positively. Today, I also tried, and although it didn't end as I wanted, it gives me confidence for the upcoming tournaments. It's hard to digest, but the season has been very positive with many victories and not many defeats, the level is there, and that is important."

- Losing as number 1 in a Slam, does it feel different?

"It's different because you know you can do it, but on the other hand, every match you win, especially in a Grand Slam, you should never take for granted because every match is a tough victory. I hope to play many more quarterfinals and semifinals and have the chance to win major trophies again. By working hard, searching for solutions, and finding the right path, I believe I can go further."

This news is an automatic translation. You can read the original news, Jannik Sinner revela el alcance de sus problemas físicos ante Medvedev