Stanislas Wawrinka, Andy Murray withdraw from Roland Garros

Wawrinka, who has a 44-15 record in the French Open, won the title back in 2015 and finished runner-up on the Parisian terre battue in 2017.

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

Former Roland Garros winner Stanislas Wawrinka has withdrawn from the 2021 edition of the tournament as he continues to nurse an injury in his left foot that had required procedure in March. The former world number 3 will not be the only name missing from the tournament this year. Andy Murray has also pulled out of qualifying. The 2016 Roland Garros finalist will now look to focus on the grass-court season. The two are arguably the biggest names that will be missing from the Philippe Chatrier court this season till now, but future Grand Slams might see the two in action again.

Wawrinka, who has a 44-15 record in the French Open, won the title back in 2015 and finished runner-up on the Parisian terre battue in 2017. The Swiss held an incredible record of 16 consecutive appearances at Roland Garros, the first one dating back to his major debut at the tournament in 2005.

The 36-year-old’s last competition was in Doha in March. He is currently the No. 24 player in the FedEx ATP Rankings.

The world number 24 has been sharing videos and photos on social media from his base in Monaco but believes that he will not be ready by May 30, the date when the French Open is scheduled to commence.

Murray played doubles with Liam Broady at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia where he trained with the likes of Novak Djokovic. It was his only clay-court action this year. Andy’s brother Jamie Murray has said that the former world number 1 is in good shape and just needed a chance to compete.

“It has been frustrating for him,” Jamie said. “Obviously he keeps getting niggles and stuff that has set him back, for him he just needs to get a clear run of events, and that is what has been difficult for him for various reasons over the last few months,” he added.




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