Stan Wawrinka, the 36-year-old three times grand slam champion, has withdrawn himself from the Wimbledon due to a leg injury. The same injury caused the former world number three to pull out of the current French open.
The Swiss tennis player had his foot operation done at the start of the year. Early this year in March the star had pulled from the ATP tour after his defeat to Llyod Harris in the Qatar open. Now, he must miss the renowned Wimbledon tournament because of the same injury that caused him to pull back from the previous tournament. He has previously reached two quarterfinals in the Wimbledon which is supposedly world’s biggest stage competition for tennis players. He has already won three tennis tournaments including the Australian Open in 2014, French Open in 2015and the US Open in 2016.
The Swiss tennis has not yet found his form in the Wimbledon despite reaching the quarterfinals twice. Wawrinka has slipped to 24th position with 2281 points behind Cristian Garin in the ATP Rankings because of the pullback from the injury. Novak Djokovic, the 34-year-old Serbian star, currently heads the rankings with 11313 points followed by Daniil Medvedev and Rafael Nadal. Wawrinka had earlier climbed to number three in the world rankings in January 2014 which still stands as his career best position.