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Wawrinka’s season is over

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Originally published on 04/08/17 00:00

The 32-year-old will therefore not defend his US Open crown in New York later this month and he will not return to action until the start of the following campaign in January.

“I am sad to announce that after talking with my team and doctor, I have made the difficult decision to undergo a medical intervention on my knee,” said the three-time major winner in a statement on his Facebook page.

“This was the only solution to make sure I will be able to compete at the top level for many more years. This is obviously extremely disappointing, but I’m already looking ahead and planning my recovery. I love this sport and I will work hard to get back to my top level and play many more years.

“I also want to take this opportunity to thank my fans for sending plenty of messages of support during the last couple of days.”

With Novak Djokovic also missing the rest of the season, neither of last year’s finalists will be involved in the action at Flushing Meadows.

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