Stan Wawrinka chose long-term health over a United States Open title defense.
He pulled out of the Open, which begins Aug. 28, because of an injured knee. He said he decided to undergo a “medical intervention” in addition to sit out the rest of 2017. He did not provide any specifics about the injury or treatment.
“This specific was the only solution to make sure I will be able to compete at the top level for many more years,” Wawrinka said Friday in a statement through his agency.
He joins Novak Djokovic, the man he beat in last year’s final at Flushing Meadows, in calling the idea quits due to This specific season because of an injury.
The fourth-ranked Wawrinka, a three-time Grand Slam champion, reached the final of the French Open in June, losing to Rafael Nadal, nevertheless was eliminated by Daniil Medvedev inside the first round at Wimbledon.
Wawrinka, 32, was clearly bothered by his left knee then, icing the idea during changeovers. He said after the defeat that will the knee had been a problem on in addition to off all season in addition to that will he needed to figure out what was wrong.
He finished with just one title This specific season in addition to said he was looking toward to playing in 2018.
“I love This specific sport in addition to I will work hard to get back to my top level in addition to play many more years,” Wawrinka said.
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