Stan Wawrinka Reveals How PSG’s President Helped Him in His Rehabilitation

Published 11/15/2021, 5:30 PM EST
ROTTERDAM, NETHERLANDS – MARCH 2: ABN Amro WTT Stan Wawrinka during the ABN Amro WTT at the Ahoy Rotterdam on March 2, 2021 in Rotterdam Netherlands (Photo by Jan Kok/Soccrates/Getty Images)


3-time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka has not played professional tennis since March 2021. The Swiss player injured his foot and has been recovering from the injury for more than eight months now.

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Stan Wawrinka recently started his rehabilitation process at football club Paris Saint Germain’s Ooredoo Centre. The Qatar-backed club is home to the soccer GOAT, Lionel Messi. Interestingly, Stan has got some superb results after working with PSG’s medical staff. It is actually a newly built training centre where football players train themselves before their matches.

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Stan Wawrinka highlights the role of the PSG President in his recovery process

In a recent interview, Wawrinka opened up about PSG President, Nasser Al-Khelaifi’s, big role in his recovery process. He stated that former tennis player extended every possible help to him and arranged all the necessary conditions for his rehabilitation process.

Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland celebrates match point after his First Round Singles Match against Daniel Evans of Great Britain. Day Three of the Fever-Tree Championships at Queens Club on June 19, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

“It’s an injury that is very difficult to heal. I contacted President Nasser Al-Khelaïfi, to find out if he could put me in contact with his medical team Aspetar, he immediately gave me his contacts and I am here, in optimal conditions for my rehabilitation,” said Wawrinka in the interview. (Translated via Google Translate)

Wawrinka knows Al-Khelaifi as apart from being the PSG President, he is also the President of the Qatar Tennis Federation. Thus, because of this special connection, Al-Khelaifi readily accepted to help Wawrinka.

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“Really very happy”- Wawrinka on his rehabilitation process

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In the same interview, the Swiss player highlighted that he is very happy with his overall process and expects to return to the court really soon. He also mentioned that he is working really hard daily with PSG’s medical staff.

Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland celebrates the second set point 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)

“I’m really very happy, because I needed that to be able to relaunch myself and continue my career. I work daily with the club’s doctors, outside of the players’ schedule. It’s a chance for me to work with a team like Aspetar, and here in Paris,” added the 36-year-old.

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Fans have huge expectations from Stan Wawrinka and expect him to make an incredible comeback soon. Will he be able to return before the Australian Open 2022?

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Anshul Singh

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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 1000 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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