Stan Wawrinka pulls out of Geneva Open due to injury
After playing a couple of great matches in Rome, Stan Wawrinka won't be playing at home in Geneva due to an injury.
It has been a solid week for Stan in Rome as the Swiss player was able to secure his first win in 15 months. However, following his defeat to top seed Novak Djokovic in the Italian Open quarter-finals on Thursday, he told Geneva organisers that he would not be able to take part.
The 37-year-old, who has seen his world ranking drop to 361, had been given a wildcard to play before home fans on the Geneva clay, the week before the French Open. Thierry Garin, the tournament director of the Geneva Open said:
"It's a disappointment because obviously, we are in Switzerland, he won the tournament twice, he was the ambassador of the tournament for the first three years after it returned to Geneva. Unfortunately, he is injured. It happens."
The injury and the severity of it is unclear but the hope remains that he will be ready for the French Open.