Jerzy Janowicz Ends Six-Month Hiatus, But Loses on Return to Tennis

by Vishal Gajaria | Posted on Tuesday, July 26th, 2016 | 0

Jerzy Janowicz returned to competitive tennis after a six-month injury layoff. The Polish tennis star was struck by a knee injury that sidelined him since the Australian Open earlier this year.

Once ranked as high as No. 14 in the men’s rankings, Janowicz has now plummeted to No. 154 in the world. This, however, was enough to get him a direct entry (and seeding) into the main draw of this week’s Segovia Challenger in Spain. Yet, the sixth seed faced a stunning defeat in the first round itself.

Despite pulling off an impeccable first set, the 6’8” Pole squandered momentum to Italian nemesis Luca Vanni, thereby going down 2-6 7-6 7-5 in the opening battle that went on for two hours and 29 minutes.

Janowicz, 25, is next scheduled to partake at the Rio Olympic Games, where he is likely to play across all three disciplines. He will subsequently make his return to ATP tour by featuring at Winston-Salem before the prestigious US Open that follows the very next week.


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