Top seed Stan Wawrinka officially withdrew from the Moselle Open in Metz. The Swiss No. 2 sent the tournament an email citing fatigue.
“The tournament directors did not welcome the news at all of the withdrawal of Stan Wawrinka,” said organizers in a statement. “He notified us simply by email that he would not be competing as he is fatigued.”
Although his US Open Series run was far from inspiring, Stan Wawrinka should signs of life in New York, when he resiliently fought his way to the quarter-final round of the US Open. He would have his fortnight stay cut short when he lost to Kei Nishikori in a thrilling five-set encounter. He most recently helped his country into the Davis Cup final, beating Fabio Fognini in the second rubber.
Gilles Simon also withdrew from the event with a wrist injury.
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Gael Monfils will headline the coming event on home soil, which takes place between Sep. 15-20 in Metz, France.