News from tennis – thanks to protected classification: Wawrinka competes in Rome sport

Tennis news – thanks to protected classification: Wawrinka competes in Rome – Sports – SRF

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Will he survive the 1st round in the Italian capital?

Stan Wawrinka.

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Wawrinka’s opponents known in Rome

Stan Wawrinka (ATP 246) meets American Reilly Opelka, number 17 in the world rankings, in the 1st round of the Masters 1000 clay court tournament in Rome next week. Vaudois was able to use his protected classification to get into the main draw. In Rome, Wawrinka reached the final in 2008 and the semi-final in 2015. After his injury hiatus of more than a year, Wawrinka withdrew in the first round of both the Challenger tournament in Marbella at the end of March and the Masters 1000 in Monte Carlo in mid-March. April.

Simon resigns at the end of the season

Gilles Simon announced on Saturday that he will retire after this season. The 37-year-old Frenchman, who is currently number 158 in the world, won 14 tournaments on the ATP Tour. Simon achieved his best ranking on January 5, 2009, when he became number 6 in the world.

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