Stan Wawrinka Announces Unfortunate News Ahead of Miami Open 2021

Published 03/13/2021, 10:30 AM EST
Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 10, 2021 Switzerland’s Stan Wawrinka looks dejected after losing his second round match against Hungary’s Marton Fucsovics REUTERS/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake


There is some really sad news coming for tennis fans. Three-time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka has decided to withdraw from the upcoming Miami Open 2021. It is something shocking as the fans were expecting the Swiss Superstar to make a comeback after an early exit from the Qatar Open 2021.

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Stan Wawrinka had quite a disappointing run at the Qatar Open 2021. He lost in the first round itself against South African player Llyod Harris. Even though he was able to clinch the tie-breaker in the second set, he never looked in complete control during the match. The final scoreline of the match was 7-6, 6-7, 7-5.

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What is even more disappointing is that Wawrinka will miss both the Dubai Tennis Championships 2021 and the Miami Open 2021 as well. Although the reasons for his withdrawal are not clear right now, reports suggest that he has caught up a fatigue

Instead of Wawrinka, a lucky loser will get a chance to play at the Dubai Tennis Championships. The management will decide it via a draw. In addition, Lorenzo Sonego has moved into his place and has even got a bye. Wawrinka will most likely return back on tour at the ATP 250 Marbella 2021 which will begin on April 5, 2021.

Stan Wawrinka in 2021 so far

Wawrinka had quite a decent start as he managed to reach the semis of the ATP Melbourne 2021. He fought well at the Australian Open 2021 as well but lost to Marton Fucsovics after playing a marathon match in the second round.

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Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 10, 2021, Switzerland’s Stan Wawrinka looks dejected after losing his second-round match against Hungary’s Marton Fucsovics REUTERS/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake

It was after this that his downfall started. He got eliminated in the first rounds of both the Rotterdam Open 2021 and the Qatar Open 2021. The Swiss player was clearly struggling and was not able to cover the court quickly. Even though his forehands still have the power, he was not able to reach out to the ball properly.

Stan Wawrinka will be 36 in two weeks and it might prove to be his last or second last season. Keeping in mind his fitness, fans expect that he’ll most probably bid goodbye to the sport anytime soon. Will Wawrinka be able to lift another Grand Slam title in 2021?

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Anshul Singh is a tennis author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing Journalism Honors from Delhi University. Having significant experience with content, Anshul has authored over 500 tennis articles. He has previously worked as a writer and an editor for DU Express, penning riveting articles on sports, politics, and culture.

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