Stan Wawrinka withdraws from Wimbledon



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Stan Wawrinka withdraws from Wimbledon

Former world No. 3 Stan Wawrinka has withdrawn from Wimbledon. Wawrinka, now ranked at No. 24 in the world, skipped the entire clay season as he hasn't played since early-March. In his last appearance on a tennis court, Wawrinka suffered a loss in the Doha first round to Lloyd Harris.

Wawrinka has three Grand Slams but he has never won Wimbledon. Wawrinka has one title the each of the remaining three Grand Slams. Unfortunately for Wawrinka, he won't be chasing a Career Grand Slam this year.

Wawrinka suffered a disappointing loss at the Australian Open

In his last Grand Slam appearance -- which came at the Australian Open in February -- Wawrinka was beaten in the second round.

Back then, Marton Fucsovics saved three consecutive match points against Wawrinka as the Hungarian won 7-5 6-1 4-6 2-6 7-6 (9). Wawrinka was up 9-6 in the super tie-break of the fifth set, before Fucsovics won five points in a row.

“[It was a] tough match of course, five sets, four hours. [It is] always a difficult battle against my opponent… Today was the same,” Wawrinka said after the loss. “[It was] not the best level for me, but again, I was fighting.

I had some chances to finish the match, I didn't finish [it], I hesitated a little bit when I had the match points and I lost it." “From 6/1, I started to hesitate a little bit [in] the way I was playing,” said Wawrinka.

“I wanted to put the ball maybe too much in and I [was] not going completely for my shots and that's when I started to miss a little bit and it helped him to come back in the match. He was fighting well, he's a tough player, he's a good player and he deserved to win." It remains to be seen if Wawrinka will be ready for the United States hard swing after the grass season.