Stan Wawrinka Withdraws From 2024 Miami Open

Stan Wawrinka Withdraws From 2024 Miami Open

by Zachary Wimer

Stan Wawrinka won't be playing at the 2024 Miami Open, as he made a decision to withdraw from the ATP Masters 1000 tournament.

Despite being one of the oldest players on the ATP Tour, Stan Wawrinka has no plans of retiring. At least not yet. The three-time Grand Slam champion began his year at the Australian Open, where he played an admirable match, taking Adrian Mannarino to five sets.

That match and plenty of last year's matches proved that Wawrinka is still more than competitive. His season continued in South America, where he played in Buenos Aires and won one match before losing in the second match.

His Rio Open campaign wasn't that great, as he immediately lost in the first round. He then traveled to the United States, where he's been preparing for the Indian Wells Open for a while now and will play at the first ATP Masters 1000 event of the Sunshine Double.

However, he won't be playing at the second leg of the Sunshine Double in Miami, as he withdrew from the tournament. Still, he doesn't seem to be injured or dealing with any kind of physical problems.

Fatigue should not be a problem either, so the most likely explanation is him wanting to better prepare for the clay season. His performances in South America were quite solid, so he certainly can do some damage on the surface.

The Monte-Carlo Masters comes up rather quickly after the Miami Open, so he might want to better prepare for that event. There are some European ATP Challengers tournament before the ATP Masters 1000 event in Monte Carlo, so we might see him there as well.

In any case, Wawrinka is still around and will be around this year. The tennis has been pretty solid, even though his record doesn't look that pretty at 1-3. He finished with a respectable 29-24 record last year, so don't expect him to retire anytime soon.


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