The Swiss announced through his official Twitter account he was pulling out from the Open Sud de France which began yesterday in Montpellier due to an injury.
The same reason led him to also withdraw from the ATP Tour 500 tournament (ABN AMRO WTT), set to kick off in Rotterdam on February 8.
Sports Pundit reached his representatives to know more about the nature of the injury, declining to comment on the issue.
Wawrinka, who underwent two left knee surgeries in 2017, began the season reaching the semifinals of the Qatar ExxonMobil Open in Doha.
He then arrived in Melbourne to contest the 2020 Australian Open as the 15th seed.
The 34-year-old played Daniil Medvedev to clinch the match 6-2, 2-6, 4-6, 7-6(2), 6-2 reaching the quarter-finals while showing a high level of tennis.
He then went on to meet Alexander Zverev in the quarter-finals.
The seventh seed defeated the 2014 Australian Open champion in four sets 1-6 6-3 6-4 6-2.
Sports Pundit interviewed Wawrinka early in January 2020.
Regarding the injuries he had suffered in his career and the goals for the 2020 season, the Swiss said:
“I believe every player copes with injuries differently, but it’s never easy, no matter what stage you are in your career.
I had a difficult time coming back from my knee surgery, but with a solid season last year, I came close to coming back to the Top 10.
Now that I am 15 in the world, I want more, and I want to be in a position to beat the best players in the world. That would be a huge satisfaction for me in the remainder of my career.”
A NEW DECADE - THE LATEST FedEx ATP Rankings
Today, the ATP Tour has released the latest FedEx ATP Rankings with Novak Djokovic returning to the highest spot.
The Serbian, who won the first Grand Slam of the decade on Sunday, is the new World No. 1, and there is also good news to Stan Wawrinka.
The Swiss player is one step closer to the Top 10, as revealed today, he is the new World No. 13 in the FedEx ATP Rankings.