“Miss This Life”: Stanislas Wawrinka Makes an Honest Confession About His Absence From Tour

Published 11/10/2021, 11:22 PM EST
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – FEBRUARY 03: Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland looks on in his singles match against Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan during day three of the ATP 250 Murray River Open at Melbourne Park on February 03, 2021 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Jonathan DiMaggio/Getty Images)


Stanislas Wawrinka was at his prime once upon a time, taking down the best men in the business. In 2014, the Swiss maestro took the world by storm when he won the Australian Open. He stunned the tennis fraternity beating Rafael Nadal in the final in Melbourne. 

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In the following year, Stanislas caused yet another upset when he beat Novak Djokovic in the final of the French Open. Moreover, he beat the Serbian ace again, but this time at the US Open in 2016. 

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However, things have not gone as planned in recent times; the Swiss star has been on the sidelines for most of the season this year. In March, he had to undergo a foot surgery, followed by another one soon after, further delaying his comeback on the court.

Recently, Wawrinka spoke about his absence from the sport. He said, “There are a lot of things that you don’t know about athletes. About what they’re going through. You only ever see the good sides. But it’s difficult for many of us, including me. Life on the tour is something very special, and you chose it at a young age. I really want to come back, back to the emotions that tennis gives me, to the stadium, to the fans. I miss this life.”

(Quotes translated using Google translate)

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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)

The three-time Grand Slam winner cannot wait to step on the courts again. He wishes to compete in the upcoming season as he speaks about the feelings and emotions that players go through. However, he can’t wait to compete in front of fans and packed stadiums once again.

In the current season, Wawrinka competed only in the Australian Open where he lost in the second round. Post that, he missed the next three Grand Slam events, along with the Tokyo Olympics. We hope to see him fit in the next year.

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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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