Defending Champion Stan Wawrinka Is Out Of The US Open And For The Rest Of 2017
by Staff | August 4th, 2017, 11:45 am

Stan Wawrinka’s 2017 season and any hopes of a US Open title defense are over, the Swiss announced today. Wawrinka cited ongoing knee issues as the cause, and he will end his 2017 season.

“I am sad to announce that after talking with my team and doctor I had to make a difficult decision to undergo a medical intervention on my knee,” Wawrinka said in a statement on Facebook. “This was the only solution to make sure I will be able to compete at the top level for many more years.

“This is obviously extremely disappointing, but I’m already looking ahead and planning my recovery. I love this sport and I will work hard to get back to my top level and play many more years. I also want to take this opportunity to thank my fans for sending plenty of messages of support during the last couple of days. I will see you all in 2018!”

That means both US Open finalists from last year, Wawrinka and Novak Djokovic, will not be in New York.

It’s also the first Grand Slam Wawrinka has missed, ending a run of 50 straight appearances in majors.

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8 Comments for Defending Champion Stan Wawrinka Is Out Of The US Open And For The Rest Of 2017

Tennis Vagabond Says:

Wow! Terrible news! What a bizarre year this has turned into.
With Novak, Stan and Andy currently on the bench, these younger players better start realizing what an opportunity they have.
Somehow I think we’ll be more likely seeing a lot of Rog and Rafa, with a mix of Milos, Tsonga, Nishikori and Berdych for the rest of 2017.

SG1 Says:

Quite shocking that the USO will not have Novak, Andy or Stan. These are all the titleholders within the last 5 years. If Cilic doesn’t play the USO, it means 4 of the last 5 USO champions will not play.

One bright side. Roger and Rafa have never played each other in a USO final. How good would that be? So much at stake. Roger trying to hit the 20’s in majors and break both Connors’ and Sampras’ record of 5 USO’s in the Open era. Rafa wins and he’s injected himself right back into the GOAT discussion and is only 3 slams behind the Rog. It would also give him 6 non-clay majors (same as Becker and Edberg and only 1 less than McEnroe).

SG1 Says:

One major left and it doesn’t feel like the AO happened all that long ago. This tennis season is flying by.

Daniel Says:

Last year end of the year Fedal were sidelined, this year Djoko and Stan already out and Murray big question mark, probable having the same fate.

I wonder if we’ll ever have them all inury free and a at least decent form at the same time.

Better chance next year AO, a tourney Djoko loves, Wawa won before, Fed will be defending champion, Nadal multiple finals and a title and Murray due for a title.

Thsi really looks like a shifting period in tennis. The veterans and active multiple Slam winners can´t play a full season anymore.

Fed may last till WTF but had to skip clay. Nadal seems fresh and ready to last whole year, but remains to be seens. he is the one with most matches under his belt.

Margot Says:

SG1: Andy is not out of the US Open…yet….but not holding my breath.

Truth Says:

Everyone knows Djoker is better than Fedal. Slam total right now doesn’t matter as much as talent. Fedal skipped many tournaments to avoid having a bad head to head record vs. Djoker.
Fed was allergic to Davis Cup.
He lost easily to Isner on clay. Enough said.
Fed is supremely overrated.
He had to play specially treated clowns like Roddick (who should’ve been suspended from tennis for 2 years for harassing and pushing Djoker in the locker room)…
Otherwise, Fed’d have only 10 Slams. He barely escaped twice at Wimbledon vs. his most overrated, most one dimensional opponent Roddick.
Djoker destroyed Roddick on grass.
Fed needed huge help and Djoker choking to win vs. Djoker in the 2007 US Open final.
Fed was fully fit but lost twice with 2 match points against Djoker.
One match was against an injured Djoker who suffered with a rib tear that stopped him from playing his best. Nadal also couldn’t beat the painfully injured Djoker in the U.S. Open final. If Fedal were injured in the same way, they would’ve lost in the first or second U.S. Open match.

Rennie Says:

SG1: worth remembering that Rafa Nadal is a U.S. Open titlist inside the last five years, and so is Marin Cilic. Both are due to play, and Murray may yet start, too. But it is certainly a shame that at least two of the marquee names are missing this year.

Willow Says:

USO HC Season on the way, no Novak, no Stan, Andy a ?,all 3 have been a bit hit and miss all season, could signal an opening for someone new to make a break through, or the old guard continuing to surprise us ….

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