Stan Wawrinka withdraws from ATP Moselle Open, angers organisers

Australian Open champion, Stan Wawrinka has angered the orgnanisers of ATP Moselle Open with his withdrawal from the event citing fatigue as the reason.

By Dattaraj Thaly | Last Updated: Sep 13, 2014, 20:06 PM IST
Stan Wawrinka withdraws from ATP Moselle Open, angers organisers

New Delhi: Australian Open champion, Stan Wawrinka has angered the orgnanisers of ATP Moselle Open with his withdrawal from the event citing fatigue as the reason.

The Swiss joins France's Gilles Simon as the second high profile player to pull out from the event. The organisers had even used Wawrinka's photos for marketing and publicity of the tournament.

The 29-year-old was supposed to be the top seed at the ATP Moselle Open.

"The tournament directors did not welcome the news at all of the withdrawal of Stan Wawrinka," the organisers said in a statement.

"He notified us simply by email that he would not be competing as he is fatigued.

"The directors are extremely disappointed and angry. They won`t take this lying down."

Wawrinka, who is currently representing his country in the Davis Cup said he needed time to recover after the US Open and the ongoing Davis Cup

Defending champion, Simon, withdrew from the event due to a wrsit injury. He also missed France's Davis Cup encounter against Switzerland.

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga will now be the top seed with his countryman Gael Monfils being second seed.

With agency inputs