Stan Wawrinka delays begin of his clay season, withdraws from Estoril

Stan Wawrinka has delayed the beginning of his clay season as he has withdrawn from the Estoril Open. Wawrinka, 37, was scheduled to make his debut on the clay courts of Estoril this 12 months. Sadly for the Estoril organizers, three-time Grand Slam champion Wawrinka introduced he would not be taking part on the event that’s scheduled to happen between April 03-09.

“It’s with a heavy coronary heart that I’ll sadly, not have the ability to play on this 12 months’s Estoril Open. I wish to thank the group and João Zilhão, the event director for giving me this chance.

Sadly, I want extra time to organize myself for the clay season and am not able to at the moment compete at this degree, sorry once more to all my followers in Portugal that you just will be unable to see me play. Nevertheless, I am trying ahead to hopefully come again subsequent 12 months,” Wawrinka stated in an announcement.

Will Wawrinka begin his clay season on the Monte Carlo Masters?

Wawrinka, who’s now ranked at No 87 on the planet, did not make the primary draw minimize for the Monte Carlo Masters.

Final 12 months, former world No 3 Wawrinka was given a most important draw wildcard into Monte Carlo. Wawrinka, the 2014 Monte Carlo champion, once more wants a most important draw wildcard and he’ll possible obtain one. In the meantime, Wawrinka final competed on the Indian Wells Masters, which he entered utilizing a protected rating.

In Indian Wells, Wawrinka turned again the clock a bit bit and clinched a few notable wins earlier than dropping to Jannik Sinner within the round-of-16. Within the Indian Wells third spherical, Wawrinka clinched his largest win of the season after beating eighth-ranked Holger Rune.

The Monte Carlo Masters is beginning on April ninth and it stays to be seen if that is the event the place Wawrinka will probably be kicking off his clay season.

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