WATCH: Sinner retired early in the opening set of his Miami Open quarterfinal against Francisco Cerundolo.

Jannik Sinner won't be off the tour for long because of his blister injury. The rising Italian wants to return next week to start his clay season at the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters.

Sinner's blister problem began in the final game of his fourth-round win against Nick Kyrgios at the Miami Open, forcing him to withdraw a few games into his quarterfinal.

"I hope to be ready for Monte Carlo," he said on social media.


It was the second straight event he has had to withdraw, with illness preventing him from playing against Kyrgios in the fourth round of Indian Wells.

But at 20, he's still assembled a 16-3 record this season, including the second week of the Australian Open, and brought on a new coach, Simone Vagnozzi, to lead his team.

Reaching a career-high No. 9 ranking in 2021, he is currently No. 12 on the ATP Tour.