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Jannik Sinner confirms Wimbledon plans as he issues injury update

Surprising stat of the day: Jannik Sinner has never won an ATP-level grass court match. Still, looks like he'll get the chance to put that right this summer after all.
Jannik Sinner at Roland Garros

Jannik Sinner says his knee injury is 'feeling better' and he will be able to start his grass season next week.

The 20-year-old world number 13 suffered Roland Garros heartbreak as he was forced to retire from his last 16 match against Andrey Rublev in Paris.

That appeared to put his grass season in doubt, but after some treatment he has revealed he will be heading to the UK this week to play Eastbourne before heading to Wimbledon.

Writing on Instagram accompanying a video of him training, Sinner said: "Ciao everyone, sorry I’ve been a little quiet on here.

"It was really frustrating for me to withdraw from Roland Garros, but I wanted to update you that my knee is feeling better and I’m preparing with my team for Eastbourne.

"I’m excited to head over to the UK tomorrow for the grass court season."

Although Jannik Sinner has a big game behind his racket, he has never actually won an ATP level match on grass.

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His first attempt was at 's Hertogenbosch in 2019, but he was beaten by Chilean Nicolas Jarry.

Last season Sinner played two grass events, starting with Queen's, where he fell in straight sets to up-and-coming British talent Jack Draper.

He then went on to Wimbledon. Although he was seeded, Sinner got a relatively unkind draw by facing Marton Fucsovics int he first round.

The Italian won his first set on grass, but lost the match 5-7, 6-3, 7-5, 6-3.

Jannik Sinner will be the second seed at Eastbourne behind Cameron Norrie, with the likes of Taylor Fritz, Holger Rune and Marin Cilic also in the draw.

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