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Djokovic's withdrawal opens the beginning of the Sinner Era  Tennis

Djokovic's withdrawal opens the beginning of the Sinner Era Tennis

When Novak Djokovic said goodbye to the crowd on Monday court Philippe Chatrier, after the epic victory over Francisco Cerundolo, few would have expected this to be a final farewell. However, the Serbian confirmed what he had assumed after the last four and a half hours of the match: the meniscus injury in his right knee, diagnosed after an MRI, is so serious that he cannot compete again at Roland Garros. This withdrawal means that there will be a new winner in the tournament, that Casper Ruud will qualify for the semi-finals without having to enter the court, and that Jannik Sinner, 22 years old, will be the first Italian to top the ATP rankings. Since its establishment in 1973.