US Open Winner Stan Wawrinka Refused To Participate In The Tournament In 2020
The winner of the 2016 US Open, a 35-year-old Swiss tennis player Stan Wawrinka refused to participate in the tournament in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to Swiss radio station RTS.
The US Open is scheduled to run from August 31 to September 13. Earlier, Australian Ashleigh Barty, Spaniard Rafael Nadal, Dutch Kiki Bertens, and Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova refused to participate in the tournament.
"I don't want to go to the US in the current conditions. New York has a special situation with coronavirus. The tournament calendar after the US Open will be difficult, if the tournament in Washington had not been canceled, my choice might have been different. There are a lot of questions related to the quarantine, a lot of doubts about the US Open," Wawrinka said.
Wawrinka is a winner of the Australian Open (2014), French Open (2015), and US Open (2016) at Wimbledon. His best result is reaching the quarterfinals (2014, 2015). In total, he has 16 wins at tournaments of the Association of tennis professionals (ATP), in the rating of the Association, he is ranked 17th.