Jannik Sinner’s opponent reveals his ordeal

©Getty Images

Veteran Stan Wawrinka at 37 is ready for another battle: “Exactly one year ago I was thinking about retiring”

Big challenge in the first round of Wimbledon for Jannik Sinner, who will face a motivated veteran Stan Wawrinka, winner of three Slams and 16 Atp circuit tournaments. The Swiss in a press conference revealed the ordeal of recent years, “Last year at this very time I was thinking about retiring.”

“I wondered if I would still play at Wimbledon,” the Swiss explained. “When I had surgery on my left foot in March 2021, my goal was to return to the court right away. But when I was told that I had to have surgery a second time, I realized that I would be out so many months, and when I returned I would never be the same player. In December I still couldn’t walk normally, so you start thinking about the future, then you look back on your career looking for new motivation.”

You may also like...