Stan Wawrinka set for Roland Garros return

During an interview with the newspaper Le Parisien, Wawrinka confirmed that he plans to compete in the French Open, which he won in 2015.

Stanislas Wawrinka in a file photo. (Image: Twitter)

After expressing his desire to return to the Tour in time for the next Grand Slam, Stan Wawrinka isn’t ready to hang up his racket just yet. The 36-year-old Swiss hasn’t played a competitive match since losing in the first round of the Doha Open last March to Lloyd Harris. Wawrinka has had two surgeries on his left foot since then. His first came soon after his Doha match, and his second came in June. The surgeries follow two left knee procedures he had in August of 2017.

During an interview with the newspaper Le Parisien, Wawrinka confirmed that he plans to compete in the French Open, which he won in 2015. Since 2005, he is the only player outside of the Big Three to win the tournament.

“Yes, (I will play) Roland Garros, yes,” he said at the release of the film “Maison de retraite”, for which he was associate producer.

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Wawrinka explained his decision to return to the Tour at his age by stating that he is doing so because he loves the sport. During his career, he has five Grand Slam victories over world No. 1 players. He’s also one of only three players to have defeated a member of the Big Four in a major tournament.

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“People often ask me why I’m trying to come back after my injury and carry on, but it’s because I’m passionate about tennis, I love the spectators,” he said. “When I walk out on court, I make sure I remember that it’s a game. The whole basis of tennis is that we tell children to “go and play”! A lot of people forget that when they turn professional: they see tennis as a job. What motivates me the most is reminding myself that I’m going to play, have fun and enjoy myself!”

Wawrinka has won 16 ATP titles and has been ranked as high as third in the world. So far in his career, he has won over 500 matches on the ATP Tour and earned over USD 34.7 million in prize money. On May 16, the French Open will begin.




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