Wawrinka Pulls Out of Indian Wells and Miami
3-time major champion Stan Wawrinka has decided to withdraw from the Indian Wells and Miami Masters to allow more time to recover from last summer's left knee surgery. The Swiss reached the final of Indian Wells last year.
“Unfortunately I need to announce that I won’t be able to play in Indian Wells and Miami,” Wawrinka said. “They are both amazing events but coming back from a big surgery is complicated and, after having played a few tournaments, I have discussed with my team that it is best for me to build on the progress and go back to practice.
“I’ve enjoyed being back on tour playing matches and this gives me even more motivation to go back on the practice court. My goal is to find my highest level again and in order to do that I will keep working hard every single day.”