Massive News From Stanislas Wawrinka – Will Look to Return to ATP Tour After a 12 Month Hiatus

Published 03/02/2022, 12:43 AM EST
NEW YORK, NEW YORK: Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland reacts during his Men’s Singles fourth round match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia on day seven of the 2019 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Stanislas Wawrinka has quietly made his way amongst the elite in tennis. He was often overshadowed by his countryman, Roger Federer. However, Wawrinka has carved a niche for himself over his career spanning around 20 years to date. He is often known as a ‘big match player’, rising to the occasion when it matters the most.

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Further, the 36-year-old caught everyone’s eye when he won the Australian Open title in 2014. He defeated Spanish legend Rafael Nadal in the summit clash, claiming his maiden Grand Slam title. Since then, Wawrinka has gone on to add a couple of more major titles, including the French Open and the US Open. Additionally, he also teamed up with Roger Federer to win the gold medal in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

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Wawrinka has been struggling from injuries recently. However, he has given some positive news about his potential comeback to tennis.

Stanislas Wawrinka set to make a comeback

The Swiss tennis star practiced on the clay courts in Monte-Carlo. Wawrinka, who has been out of action for around a year now, is targeting to make a comeback at the Monte-Carlo Masters 1000 next month, which will be just after his 37th birthday.

Further, the three-time Grand Slam champion has had fond memories of playing in Monte-Carlo. His only ATP Masters 1000 title came here in 2014. He defeated compatriot Roger Federer in the summit clash to win the title.

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Stan Wawrinka’s injury setback

The former World Number 3 has been out of action for around a year now after suffering a severe foot injury. He was last seen in action in Doha in March last year. Subsequently, he required surgery on his left foot which has taken time to heal.

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)

However, Wawrinka is back on the tennis courts now. He has been giving positive updates about his comeback. Can Wawrinka return strongly or will he be only a shadow of his former self? Let us know your views in the comments below.

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Vatsal Shah

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Vatsal Shah is a tennis author at EssentiallySports. With a Bachelor's degree in engineering, he is a die hard fan of tennis and sports in general. He is an ardent follower of Rafael Nadal and is inspired by his never-say-die attitude.

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