Jannik Sinner forgoes Rome but could still become No. 1 in Paris

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Jannik Sinner gives up in Rome but could equally become No. 1 in Paris

The news of the day è that, due to a hip injury, Jannik Sinner will not play the Internazionali d’Italia about to begin on the clay courts of the Foro Italico in Rome. Despite this forfeit, the 22-year-old from Alto Adige can still climb to the top of the world rankings at Roland Garros in Paris.

On Monday; Sinner will haveà 8860 ranking points against Nole’s 9990 and Carlos Alcaraz’s 7345, who in turn has announced forfeits in the capital tournament, but Jannik between Rome and Paris will haveà many eno points to discard compared to Djokovic, 135 against 210, and also compared to Alcaraz, who will have; 765.

The Italian will in fact lose the 90 points from last year’s round of 16 in Rome and the 45 from the second round d Paris, while Nole will lose the 180 points from the Foro Italico quarters and the 2,000 from the Roland Garros triumph. Alcaraz, on the other hand, will loseà 45 points from the Rome round of 16 and 720 from the Paris semifinals.

So Sinner will not surpass Djokovic after Rome but he can hope to do so after Paris. How? He would make it even if he loses in the final to the Serb, while if Jannik stops in the semifinals, Nole would have three combinations to hold onto the throne of world tennis: title in Rome and semifinal in Paris; final in both tournaments; semifinal at the Foro Italico and victory at Roland Garros.

There'è then an incredible borderline case: if Sinner were to give up even in Paris he would still become No. 1 should Djokovic score less than 915 points between Internationals and Roland Garros. But right now, as Paolo Bertolucci said, only his health matters and he has to take his time. To get, we add, to the top at the world championship on clay.

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