Three-time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka has been confirmed as a participant in this year’s Diriyah Tennis Cup.
good news‼️ @stanwawrinka returns to Saudi Arabia 😍 3-time Grand Slam champion and former World No.
3 will also compete in this year’s edition #DiriyahTennisCup after being part of the first edition in 2019!🇨🇭💪🏼#SeasonDiriyah #DTCs #Saudi Arabia @DiriyahSeason #wawrinka pic.twitter.com/iidhad3pIV — Diriyah Tennis Cup (@DiriyahCup) November 3, 2022
Wawrinka, 37, is set to make his second appearance at the Diriyah Tennis Cup in Saudi Arabia.
The inaugural Diriyah Tennis Cup took place in 2019 with Wawrinka among the participants. At that time, Wawrinka played two matches and suffered two defeats. After losing to Monfils in her first match, Wawrinka also lost to John Isner.
Former World No. 3 Wawrinka now joins a field of players that includes Daniil Medvedev, Carlos Alcaraz, Dominic Thiem and Gael Monfils.
Wawrinka will prepare in Saudi Arabia for the 2023 season
Before the 2023 season, Wawrinka decided to make some changes.
Wawrinka recently parted ways with trainer Dani Vallverdu and hired his former trainer Magnus Norman. Under Norman, Wawrinka won three Grand Slams and became a top 3 player. Now that Wawrinka is perhaps preparing for his final season in 2023, the Swiss wants to wrap up his story with Norman in his team.
“There have been changes after the US Open. I decided to stay with Dani Vallverdu and, together with Magnus, we are looking for the best possible balance to write a final chapter. With Magnus, we want to finish writing our story together.
Magnus is the one who knows my game best, the one who has helped me the most in my career. He is the one who knows my game best. The one that has helped me the most in my career. He will take care of the off-season and the biggest tournaments, including the Grand Slam.
The rest we have to discuss”, explained Wawrinka. Meanwhile, Wawrinka’s 2022 season is officially over. After reaching the Basel quarterfinals last week, Wawrinka suffered a first-round loss at this week’s Paris Masters. In Paris, Wawrinka came up short in a thrilling three-set battle against Holger Rune.