Former World No. 3 Stan Wawrinka, of Switzerland, says that he has declined invitations from Novak Djokovic to join his tournament series in the Balkan region as well as some exhibition events in Switzerland as he has not resumed practicing tennis regularly just yet.
Wawrinka, who is currently ranked No. 17 in the world, was speaking as a guest on RTS Sport over the weekend. The Swiss says, "I had a lot of requests to play in particular in Switzerland, abroad, but also in Serbia with the initiative of Novak which is taking its turn.
For the moment, I haven't completely resumed tennis. From June, I will resume playing and training with more intensity. My vision is that as long as I'm not in shape to be able to make matches, I don't want to play, to take risks like that of injuring myself.
" The 35 year old Wawrinka has won three Grand Slam titles at the 2014 Australian Open, 2015 French Open and 2016 US Open. He also reached the final of the 2017 French Open. He also won the gold in doubles at the 2008 Beijing Olympics with countryman Roger Federer, and was played an important tole in the Swiss team's victory at the 2014 Davis Cup.
🎾 "Si on a la possibilité de jouer des tournois, même sans public, c'est déjà un signe positif" @stanwawrinka, qui n'envisage pas de disputer des exhibitions dans l'immédiat, était l'invité de Sport Dimanche #RTSsport pic.twitter.com/UlU9KY6LCI — RTS Sport (@RTSsport) May 24, 2020