After making a thriving return to the ATP circuit at Antwerp Open 2019 in Belgium, Stan Wawrinka retired from quarterfinals of Swiss Indoors Basel 2019 due to substandard physicality, but now the Swiss will most likely play the upcoming ATP tournament in France. He has already flown to Paris and was witnessed on the Parisien hard-courts.
On Monday, Stan Wawrinka was spotted hitting balls on the courts of Bercy and certainly that confirms his participation at Rolex Paris Masters 2019.
In Switzerland, the seventh-seed, Wawrinka suffered a back injury during the last game of the match against Frances Tiafoe and that consequently canceled the ‘Battle of the Helvetians’ i.e., Stan Wawrinka vs Roger Federer on the Swiss court.
Earlier this month in Antwerp, World Number 16, Stan Wawrinka reached the finals after playing two challenging matches. In the championship match against Andy Murray, Wawrinka led by a set and a break, but it was the Brit who revived his career on the ATP Tour by battling past against the three-time Grand Slam champion, Stan Wawrinka.
After his quarterfinal run to the US Open 2019, Wawrinka took some time of professional tennis and focused on the recuperation of his knee injury. That led him to miss the entire Asian Swing this year.
On Monday, the third seed of the tournament, Roger Federer announced his withdrawal from the Paris Masters due to fatigue factors. Federer spent a smooth week in his hometown and lifted up his tenth title at Basel Open. Federer wants to recover, rest and be a hundred percent fit for the ATP Finals 2019 in O2, London.
“I am extremely disappointed to withdraw from the Rolex Paris Masters, I have to recover (from the fatigue ) because I want to play on the ATP circuit for a long time. I am sorry to my French fans and I will see them next year at Roland Garros,” Roger Federer announced.