Sinner is excited after training on the center court at Roland Garros

PARIS.- The number 2 in the world, Jannik Sinnertrained on Wednesday for the first time on the central court of Roland Garrosa positive sign about his participation as he recovers from a hip injury.

The Italian, winner of the Australian Open in January, was dropped before his quarter-final at the Madrid Masters 1000 and later resigned from playing in Rome due to an injury to his right hip. His participation in the Grand Slam clay court tournament remains in doubt.

Especially because he himself declared that he would not play in Paris if he was not “100%.”

The first good sign came from Monaco on Sunday, when a photo of the Italian returning to training appeared on social media.

Newly arrived in Paris, Sinner did not seem bothered during his midday training session on the Philippe Chatrier track with Kei Nishioka.

The two tennis players trained for 90 minutes in humid and cool conditions, with the roof closed due to rain.

Taking advantage of the closure of the roof, spectators took refuge on the Central court to observe the training of Sinner, 22 years old, who will be one of the candidates for the title if he shows his best version.

Nadal refines details for Roland Garros:

Rafael Nadal, 14-time champion on Parisian clay and who already trained on Monday and Tuesday under the watchful eye of numerous spectators, practiced again this Wednesday, in this case with the Swiss Stan Wawrinka.

His compatriot Carlos Alcaraz (N.3), who is also a doubt due to an injury to his right arm, will also train on the Philippe Chatrier court this Wednesday against the Frenchman Lucas van Assche.

This week, Serbian Novak Djokovic noted that, in his opinion, the “top favorite” to win the prestigious tournament is Nadal, due to his solid record in it.