Stan Wawrinka won’t compete at French Open for first time since 2004
Stan Wawrinka has withdrawn from this year’s French Open, ending a streak of consecutive appearances lasting over a decade and a half.
Stan Wawrinka will not take part in the French Open for the first time since 2004, ending a run of 16 consecutive appearances at the clay Grand Slam. An updated entry list for the tournament left the Swiss out, but he has not yet made a public announcement.
Wawrinka has not made a tour appearance since his loss to Lloyd Harris at the Qatar Open in March. The world No. 24 has since undergone a “small procedure” on his left foot, and has recovered to practice again.
The 2015 French Open champion has been sharing videos and photos on social media from his base in Monaco, including images of him predominantly training on hard courts, perhaps a hint that he would not feature on the clay this year.
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The Swiss made his Grand Slam main draw debut at the French Open back in 2005 as a 20-year-old, reaching the third round before losing to eventual finalist Mariano Puerta.
He has since built a 44-15 record at the event, including winning it all in 2015 and being runner-up to none other than Rafael Nadal in 2017.
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