Jannik Sinner’s 2022 was conditioned by a large number of injuries. The Italian, despite the problems, still managed to win an ATP title in Umag and reach the quarterfinals at the Australian Open, Wimbledon and the US Open.
Just after the first Grand Slam of the season, Sinner was forced to stop due to being positive for Covid-19. Sinner did not take the field against Nick Kyrgios in Indian Wells due to a physical illness, and he raised the white flag after five games in the quarterfinals of the Miami Open during the challenge with Francisco Cerundolo.
Even at the Roland Garros, the current world number 15 withdrew during the match valid for access to the quarterfinals with Andrey Rublev due to an injury to his left knee. In the last part of the season, Sinner finally accused ankle and hand problems and he missed the tournaments in Sofia and Florence, and also the Davis Cup.
According to L’Equipe, Jannik Sinner is the disappointment of the year
L’Equipe analyzed the tennis season and defined Sinner as the biggest disappointment of 2022. A severe judgment explained through these words.
The French magazine explained: “Jannik Sinner is fantastic. But he started the year in the top ten and is considered the young man who could win it all. So precocious, so powerful, so mentally strong. Instead the year went by, with a change of coach and the farewell to Piatti, and everything is relatively stagnant compared to his ambition.
It certainly seems like a physiological step to adapt to the new needs without forgetting that Sinner has not been spared from some physical defects. But after his four titles in 2021, Sinner has only won one tournament: in Umag.
Sometimes he failed at key moments in important games. His breathtaking game sinned by lack of variety or audacity-continues the Equipe in his analysis-In his three quarterfinals of the Grand Slam, he has never been able to overcome the round.
Listless against Stefanos Tsitsipas in Melbourne, no solution against Novak Djokovic at Wimbledon despite him leading by two sets, and finally overwhelmed by Carlos Alcaraz at the US Open in a monumental match.”