HAPLESS! Stan Wawrinka to Skip US Open 2021, but Benefits Andy Murray

Published 08/09/2021, 12:07 PM EDT
LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 02: Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland stands dejected during his Gentlemen’s Singles quarter-final match against Roger Federer of Switzerland on day nine of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club at Wimbledon on July 2, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)


Tennis fans have been treated to some breathtaking entertainment all throughout this season. Non-stop action from hard court tennis to the flamboyance of the Olympics, they’ve had it all. However, this action is far from over as big news from the US Open makes its way to world headlines. Britain’s golden boy Andy Murray confirmed his participation at the American tournament; however, long lost Stan Wawrinka missed yet another chance of return.

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Andy Murray continues his return to the court after recovering from a career-threatening hip injury last year. His appearance at the 2021 Wimbledon Championship and the Tokyo Olympics was a glimmer of hope, as rumors of retirement were on the rise.

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However, the focus shifts to a heartbroken Stan Wawrinka who hasn’t returned to the court, ever since his foot surgery in June 2021.

Disappointment for Stan Wawrinka

The three-time Grand Slam champion started his season in March, playing in a rather laid-back style. However, if his performance wasn’t enough, June came bearing twice as more upsetting news. The Swiss international had to undergo two operations on his foot, both of which saw him rest out most of the season.

It was only the second time Stan had to undergo an operation in his career. Speaking of the same, he said, “The last few months have been difficult. I had two operations on my foot, and the second was six weeks ago. I just took the cast off, so that’s my first time since can walk normally again for six weeks.”

Disappointed fans remain patient, waiting for a return from the Swiss maestro. Likewise, he hasn’t given up yet and looks forwards to an eventual return.

Opening up on the same, he said, “Now I need time and you have to be patient. It’s not something that athletes like, but it’s part of the job , and I know that I’m on the right track to play again. That’s my big motivation at the moment.”

Although, as he once again misses out on a chance of a return at the US Open, fans are left wondering if a comeback is on the cards after all.

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The Dream continues for Andy Murray

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Andy Murray‘s miraculous return to the sport continues. After gracing the grass courts and the Summer Olympic games, he now will be seen at the 2021 US open.

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Undoubtedly, fans will bawl their eyes out, hoping for a decorative end to his season. Even as they express their astonishment over his comeback, a title surely will be the icing on the cake.

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Melroy Fernandes

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Melroy Joseph Fernandes is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. A Mass Media graduate, Melroy has been a content writer for the past 6 years, curating stories for several brands, starting from his own. At the age of 17, Melroy began his writing Journey with Team BIB, an event management company for everything Art and Entertainment.

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