ATP Tour

Injured Wawrinka retires against world No 193

2018-02-23 07:11
Stan Wawrinka (Getty Images)

Marseille - Stan Wawrinka's troubled comeback from a six-month injury lay-off suffered another setback on Thursday when he was forced to quit his second-round match in Marseille against world No 193 Ilya Ivashka of Belarus. 

The 32-year-old Wawrinka, the winner of three Grand Slam titles, was 6-4, 1-1 down to the qualifier when he retired. 

Swiss star Wawrinka, now down at No 13 in the rankings, missed the last six months of the 2017 season after undergoing knee surgery. 

He has endured a traumatic start to 2018, losing in the second round of the Australian Open to unheralded Tennys Sandgren of the United States. 

After making the semi-finals in Sofia, he then slumped to an embarrassing defeat to Dutch world No 259 Tallon Griekspoor in Rotterdam last week.

ATP Marseille Open results on Thursday (x denotes seeding):

2nd rd

Karen Khachanov (RUS x9) bt Mischa Zverev (GER) 6-2, 6-1

Tomas Berdych (CZE x4) bt Stefano Travaglia (ITA) 5-7, 7-6 (7/4), 6-3

Filip Krajinovic (SRB x8) bt Gilles Simon (FRA) 6-3, 6-3

Nicolas Mahut (FRA) bt Gilles Muller (LUX x6) 3-6, 6-2, 6-4

Ilya Ivashka (BLR) bt Stan Wawrinka (SUI x2) 6-4, 1-1 - retired

Read more on:    atp tour  |  stan wawrinka  |  tennis


Read News24’s Comments Policy


When all is said and done, who of the 'Big 3' in men's tennis ends their career with the most Grand Slams?

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.