Stan Wawrinka decides to skip the Stuttgart Open 2019 and will be starting the grass season with the Queen’s Club from 17th June to 23rd June.
The Swiss was making a return to one of the first grass court events of the season after missing it for more than a decade. However, the tournament was a clay court event way back in 2007 when Stan Wawrinka played when he lost against the 12-time French Open champion, Rafael Nadal in the finals.
Stan Wawrinka had a good run at the French Open 2019 as he reached the quarterfinals of the Roland Garros 2019 after a disappointing season. He defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas in a thrilling five-setter to reach the last-16. However, he lost to his compatriot, Roger Federer in the quarterfinals.
The Parisian clay was a physical test for Stan Wawrinka. He was scheduled to play the Stuttgart Open, to begin with, the grass season. The Stuttgart Open is scheduled to start from 10th June to 16th June.
Stan Wawrinka revealed that he has been suffering from fatigue after the Roland Garros and will be forced to skip the Stuttgart Open. He said, “It is with big regret that I need to announce that I won’t be able to play in Stuttgart this year. I’m still recovering from Roland Garros and sadly not ready yet to compete at the highest level due to fatigue after my long matches in Paris.”
Stan Wawrinka recalled his last appearance at the event in 2007. He continued, “I was very much looking forward to coming back to Stuttgart as I have great memories from 2007 when I played my second ATP final at Weissenhof losing to Rafael Nadal. The club is amazing and so are the fans in Stuttgart. I hope to be back next year and look forward to seeing you all soon.”