Wawrinka to hold press conference on Dec 1st


Bionic Poster
Wouldn't surpise me if it's retirement to be honest. Not everyone has the desire to continue competing into their 30s, especially if they're also having some serious injury issues.

I hope not of course, having guys like him and Delpo in the mix is great as they can take it to anyone (even the big stars). Definitely makes the draws much more interesting.
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Hall of Fame
It would be shocking if its retirement. He was playing very good for a injury-level play, except for the impacted drop in performance. I thought he could come back easily to the top 5 level sooner after the surgery. Hopefully, its not a retirement. (At worst, probably dropping out of AO and recover for 2 more months).


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Stanislas Wawrinka returns to training after knee injury

Three-times grand slam winner Stanislas Wawrinka, 32, last played at Wimbledon in July before withdrawing from the US Open.

By: Reuters |Published: November 8, 2017 2:30 pm

Stan Wawrinka has returned to training ahead of his scheduled comeback at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship. (Source: AP)

World number seven Stan Wawrinka has returned to training ahead of his scheduled comeback at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship (MWTC) exhibition event in December.

Three-times grand slam winner Wawrinka, 32, last played at Wimbledon in July before withdrawing from the US Open and announcing the end of his season in August to undergo surgery following a recurring knee problem.

“First practice since July! Sooooo happy and excited!! Already killing the cones with the backhand!” Wawrinka said on his Twitter account along with a video of him back on the court.

Serbian Novak Djokovic and world number one Rafa Nadal are also scheduled to play at the Abu Dhabi event, which starts on Dec. 28.

Stan Wawrinka posts positive update ahead of return alongside Novak Djokovic & Rafael Nadal

George Bellshaw
Tuesday 7 Nov 2017 12:50 pm

Wawrinka has stepped up his recovery (Picture: AFP/Getty)

Stan Wawrinka posted a positive update regarding his return to action from a knee injury, as he uploaded a video of him practising on court for the first time since Wimbledon.

The Swiss ended his 2017 early after his first round exit at the All England Club and has since undergone surgery on the problem area.

A month after crashing out of Wimbledon, he announced: ‘After sitting together with my team and considering all options, I have made the very difficult decision to end my 2017 season as I need to undergo medical intervention on my knee. ‘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 for many more years.’

After months of rest, the 32-year-old has now stepped up his recovery and he uploaded a video to Twitter of him striking his famous one-handed backhand. While he’ll have plenty of work to do, his lethal weapon is still firing and he took out a cone with one beautiful cross-court shot.

Along with the video, he tweeted: ‘First practice since July!Sooooo happy and excited!!Already killing the cones with the backhand !! ‍♂♂ #londonimcoming ’ Wawrinka is scheduled to make his return to action at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship, joining a star-studded line-up in the Abu Dhabi exhibition event at the end of December.

The three-time Grand Slam champion will join Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal at the tournament, which runs from 28-30 December.

He said ahead of his return: ‘It is always a pleasure to kick the season off at the beautiful event in Abu Dhabi,’ he said. ‘The fans are amazing there and the draw is as strong as always with a lot of great players. ‘My recovery is going well and I can’t wait to be back on court. I’m working hard together with my team and looking forward to being back.’
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Maybe he and Vekic are getting married. He must’ve realized that his career is on the wane so now is the time to lock her down before she changes her mind (or before Stepanek changes his mind about not dating tennis players anymore).


If he is really retiring it will be the biggest loss in tennis right now in terms of uniqueness of game style.

I am pretty sure that he was responsible (more than federer) for each and every 2000's born 2HB Baseline grinder kid to reach their coaches asking on how to hit a 1HB (or at least have that intent and doubt kept within them forever). The way he hits the ball on both wings, his far from the body chest high finishing of his forehand, the ultra simple technique he uses to backhand slice almost like he is just blocking back. For me in terms of uniqueness of style he is right at the top next to the all time legends (I'm not talking about achievements and titles).

I had all 5 itinerations of the Vcore's, never once grabbed a Pro Staff and never even tought on having a Babolat or hitting a 2HB.

I started playing tennis because of him and the way he strikes the ball. Sometimes "Signature Style Creators" such as himself retiring are a tough loss for the tennis future.

Just like Nalbandian's was. Imagine how many more clean effortless strikers we would have that are now beeing forged if they had Nalbandian as a " Style Role model". Im sure Delpo made a lot of "Full Western Babolat Spin Robots" grab their fathers six ones and hit some Eastern Forehands against the wall at least a dozen times.
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Did he tweet anything these last weeks? It could give some hints about what's going on. I used to follow him but gave up since most of his tweets were Evian commercials...

No way is it marriage. You don't hold pressers for these things, unless you're Prince Harry.

I would bet on career end or doping...

George Turner

Hall of Fame
He has a retort for Nick.
Meh, he could just put that on twitter. Isn't that how people do retorts these days, behind their keyboard?

I got a small feeling he's going to announce his retirement. Not sure what other huge announcement he would wish to arrange this press conference for.


You guys are ignoring all his posts aboutlooking forward to being back on the courts. No way he is retiring.

All the buildup and suspense points to

- a new coaching arrangement or
- new sponsors


Talk Tennis Guru
Guess I haven't been paying attention. When did Norman split with him?

Also how on earth has no one snatched up Norman to coach them yet. The guy is maybe the GOAT coach.
About a month ago.

Norman said he wanted to spend more time with his family, but that's the standard PC thing they all say.


Looks like Murray will have ended two careers in match. That French semifinal will have been the last high level match either will have played. Final nail for both.