Wawrinka withdraws from Swiss Indoors as Cilic wins opener

BASEL, Switzerland — Three-time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka has ended his season after withdrawing from the Swiss Indoors with a back injury.

Wawrinka says there is "disappointment and sadness" in taking a decision for his long-term plans.

The 33-year-old Swiss, who was due to play Wednesday against Adrian Mannarino, is now ranked 68th after battling knee injuries for more than a year.

Third-seeded Marin Cilic moved into the second round by beating Denis Shapovalov 6-4, 6-2.

Cilic can confirm his place in next month's ATP Finals in London by repeating his 2016 title in Basel.

Top-seeded Roger Federer is seeking a ninth career title at his hometown tournament.

___

More AP tennis: https://apnews.com/tag/apf-Tennis and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports

Related News

Egyptian judo athlete refuses to shake Israeli's hand

Aug 12, 2016

Middle Eastern politics spills onto the judo mat at the Olympics when an Egyptian competitor refused to shake the hand of his winning Israeli opponent

Next US Olympic teen sensation? Maybe Ashima Shiraishi

Aug 12, 2016

With rock climbing coming to the Tokyo Games in 2020, Ashima Shiraishi could be the next Simone Biles or Mallory Pugh

Kenya Olympic official suspended, IOC investigates runner

Aug 12, 2016

The IAAF has suspended the Kenyan track team's manager and one of the country's runners faces an IOC investigation after they both become involved in doping scandals at the Olympics

Search

About Us

Next Sports Web is a distinct sports news site focusing on the other aspect of the sports world which are hardly mentioned or spoken about.

Contact us: sales@nextsportsweb.com