Stan Wawrinka ATP Roland Garros

Stan Wawrinka cools talk of retirement, saying: ‘I know I will be back to winning matches soon’

Stan Wawrinka knows he cannot hide from the fact his career is coming to an end, but he says he is not ready to consider retiring yet.

Wawrinka is on the comeback trial again after a year out with an injury, and his recent injury curse struck again as he had to retire from his US Open first-round match against Corentin Moutet.

The 37-year-old was struggled with a leg injury after losing the first two sets, and he decided to call time on the match rather than fight on.

However, he is not ready to apply the same attitude to his career, even if he can’t deny the fast-approaching reality.

“Yeah, of course if I talk about myself, I’m getting closer to the end,” Stan Wawrinka said. “That’s for sure.

“I was injured for more than a year. It took me a while to feel much better physically and tennis-wise. I still love the game and want to compete a bit longer before stopping.

“For me as much as I enjoy and love what I’m doing, I want to keep going a little bit for sure. I will need to have some results too, because you cannot just keep being on tour and losing.

“But I see that I’m playing and feeling better. Even if I’m not winning yet, I know I will be back winning matches soon. That’s for sure.

“Yeah, I know that I’m closer to the end. That’s for sure. It’s a reality. I will never be able to play as well as I did in my career, because I’m getting older, but I believe that I still have some good and big results in me, and that’s why I keep gonna fight a little bit.”

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Michael Graham, Editor, has been a professional sports journalist for his whole career and is especially passionate about tennis. He's been the Editor of for over 5 years and loves watching live tennis by visiting as many tournaments as possible. Michael specialises in writing in-depth features about the ATP & WTA tours.