Stan “The Man” Wawrinka has withdrawn from the US Open 2017 and called it quits for 2017. Wawrinka said that his knee injury is too severe to compete in this year’s edition of the US Open/
Wawrinka was ousted in the first round of Wimbledon by Russian Daniil Medvedev. Wawrinka was already bothered by his knee injury at the time. The 32 year old says on his Facebook page that he has had surgery since then and will be preparing for the new 2018 season. Next to Wawrinka, Novak Djokvic is also skipping the US Open because of injuries.
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Stan Wawrinka statement on Facebook
Taken from Stan Wawrinka’s Facebook page.
I am sad to announce that after talking with my team and doctor I had to make a difficult decision to undergo a medical intervention on my knee. This was the only solution to make sure I will be able to compete at the top level for many more years.
This is obviously extremely disappointing, but I’m already looking ahead and planning my recovery. I love this sport and I will work hard to get back to my top level and play many more years. I also want to take this opportunity to thank my fans for sending plenty of messages of support during the last couple of days. I will see you all in 2018!