Stan Wawrinka After Losing the St. Petersburg Final: ‘I Need a Break’

by Vishal Gajaria | Posted on Tuesday, September 27th, 2016 | 0

Following his surprise defeat to Alexander Zverev in the St. Petersburg Open final, Stan Wawrinka has expressed his desire to take some time off tennis.

The third-ranked Wawrinka suffered a 6-2 3-6 7-5 loss to the up-and-coming Zverev on Sunday, which happened to be his 13th match of the month. Having also pulled off his third Grand Slam triumph at the US Open, the Swiss star is in for a much-needed break.

“If you see all the matches I’ve played in September, you would understand how tired I am,” the 31-year-old said, as quoted by puntodebreak.com.

Wawrinka, who, despite the loss, made the cut for the ATP Finals, was unsure of his next tournaments. “I have to see my next calendar yet. I need a break.”

However, if all goes as per the slated scheduled, Wawrinka will return next week to participate in Tokyo (October 3-9), before moving on to Shanghai (Oct. 9-16), Basel (Oct. 24-30), and Paris (Oct. 31-November 6). He will sign off the season in London (Nov. 13-20).

 

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