“Need to be Patient”: Stan Wawrinka Reveals How He is Recovering From His Foot Injury

Published 08/04/2021, 1:52 PM EDT
Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland celebrates match point after his First Round Singles Match against Daniel Evans of Great Britain during day Three of the Fever-Tree Championships at Queens Club on June 19, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)


3-time Grand Slam winner Stan Wawrinka last played a professional match at the Qatar Open 2021. He lost to Llyod Harris in the very first round there and thus, got eliminated from the tournament. He played in three tournaments in the 2021 season but has not been able to perform well anywhere.

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Stan Wawrinka injured his foot in Doha and never played a match on tour after that. Interestingly, it has been about five months since fans last saw him on the court.

In a recent interview, the Swiss player talked about his process of recovery. He highlighted that he had two surgeries in his foot and he is finally able to walk properly now.

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“The last few months have been difficult. I got two surgeries in my foot and six weeks ago, I got the second one. So, now it’s enough and it’s done. I just took out the cast today. So, it’s the first time now since six weeks that I can walk normally,” said Wawrinka in the interview.

Wawrinka appeared happy as the difficult phase is now over. He just has to spend some time with his physiotherapist and will hope to make a comeback on the court soon.

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Stan Wawrinka discloses what gives him motivation during the recovery process

Wawrinka admitted that even though nobody wants to spend time on recovery, it is what it is. He believes that one must be patient but feels that he’ll make a comeback on the court soon. This belief is actually what gives him the motivation during the recovery process.

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Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland celebrates after winning the third set against Novak Djokovic of Serbia during their Men’s Singles Final Match on Day Fourteen of the 2016 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 11, 2016 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

“The rest is all good… It takes time. You need to be patient. That’s not what we prefer as an athlete but it is what it is and I know that I will walk enough and in the right way through to get back. So, that’s my motivation,” added the 3-time Grand Slam winner.

Fans will be happy to know that after going through a tough phase, Wawrinka is finally looking great. They look forward to witnessing his smashing forehands once again on the court. Will he be able to play at the US Open 2021?

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