Stan Wawrinka pulls out of Wimbledon 2021 due to foot injury

The 36-year-old Swiss last played on the ATP tour in the opening round of the Qatar Open in March, a match which he lost against against Lloyd Harris.

Saurabh Ganguly Author

Updated - 14 July 2021 11:37 pm

In a huge development from the world of tennis, it is being learned that three-times Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka will not feature in Wimbledon 2021. Notably, the Swiss tennis star pulled out of the competition owing to a foot injury which had also ruled him out of the ongoing French Open. The same was confirmed by the men's tennis governing body (ATP). Wawrinka underwent an operation on his left foot earlier this year and seems like he hasn't been able to regain match fitness. The 36-year-old Swiss last played on the ATP tour in the opening round of the Qatar Open in March, a match which he lost against against Lloyd Harris.

Has won Australian Open, French Open and US open in the past

While the Roland Garros is currently underway, the Wimbledon is set to commence from June 28. Wawrinka has previously competed at the All England Club on 15 occasions, securing a quarterfinal finish in 2014 and 2015. The former world number 3 won the Australian Open in 2014 before clinching the French Open 2015 and US Open 2016 titles.

Currently, ranked world number 24, Warinka is rehabilitating in Monaco but is expected to regain match fitness ahead of the grass court season. Earlier, Wawrinka had posted a video on his social media saying how much he misses his fans and it was expected that he would make a comeback sooner than expected but his decision to pull out depicts a more precise picture of his recovery.

Here is the video:

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