‘I Give Everything’: Stan Wawrinka Issues Latest Update With His Fitness As He Targets 2022 Return

Published 12/22/2021, 1:47 PM EST
DOHA, QATAR – MARCH 09: Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland serves during his round one match against Lloyd Harris of South Africa during Day 2 of the Qatar ExxonMobil Open 2021 at Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex on March 09, 2021 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by Mohamed Farag/Getty Images)


Swiss tennis player Stan Wawrinka has been missing from the ATP Tour for a considerable period now. The three-time Grand Slam champion has not made an appearance this year since March as he’s still struggling with a foot injury. Unfortunately, injuries have been a frequent occurrence in Stan’s career over the past few years. 

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Recently, the 36-year-old player released a video in which you can see Wawrinka training hard in the gym in order to regain full fitness. 

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In the clip, the Swiss tennis star was wearing an all-black outfit and was seen engaging in various exercises. Also, one could see the Swiss ace performing exercises which focused on his knee, which has been an area of concern for the 36-year-old. Initially, Wawrinka posted the video from his own Twitter account with the caption, “You may not be there yet, but you are closer than you were yesterday.”

The video was then posted by the account of ATP Espanol and the caption stated, “I give everything and more.”

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Coming to tennis, Wawrinka is one of the prominent names that will skip the Australian Open 2022. Having won the tournament previously in 2014, he would look at this as a missed opportunity to compete in the venue where he won his first Grand Slam title. 

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Well, seeing the manner in which he is training, it seems to be only a matter of time before we see him competing on the Tour again. His good friend and compatriot Roger Federer too has been on the sidelines and is expected to return sometime later in 2022. 

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)

Now the focus in the tennis world is on the Australian Open. The tournament begins on the 17th of January 2022 and will end on the 30th of January. It will be interesting to see how the players perform during the first Grand Slam event of the season.

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Rohan Kollare

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Rohan Kollare is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. Rohan has studied Sports Management and has a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering Tennis and Formula One.

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