Break Points: Cibulkova and Wozniacki Withdraw from Stuttgart

Notable Results:

  • Monte-Carlo F: Stan Wawrinka d. Roger Federer, 4-6,7-6(5), 6-2
  • Kuala Lumpur F: Donna Vekic d. Dominika Cibulkova, 5-7, 7-5, 7-6(4)
  • Barcelona R1: Teymuraz Gabashvili d. Michael Przysiezny, 6-3, 6-4
  • Barcelona R1: Dominic Thiem d. Radek Stepanek, 6-4, 6-4
  • Bucharest R1: Jiri Vesely d. Jeremy Chardy, 7-6(3), 6-0

News and Analysis:

Dominika Cibulkova (achilles) and Caroline Wozniacki (left wrist) are out of Stuttgart, giving spots to lucky losers Mona Barthel and Johanna Konta (who lost in the first round already).

Laura Robson will miss Roland Garros and Wimbledon after having wrist surgery performed by the same surgeon who operated on Juan Martin del Potro’s wrists.

Andy Murray treated his Twitter followers to another dry Q&A session.

Novak Djokovic will rest his injured wrist for about a week, then reassess the situation.

Stan Wawrinka spoke about his big win over Roger Federer in the Monte-Carlo final:

Q: This final was different from any other final. You didn’t seem to be enemies on the court. Roger was so happy to be able to congratulate you immediately after the match. 

STANISLAS WAWRINKA: Yes, this is pretty rare in sport, in a very selfish and very individual sport, not just tennis. We are friends. We are not enemies on the court. We are there to try to win, but we have a lot of respect for each other. We don’t overdo it. 

Before the match we had lunch together. After the match we were laughing together in the locker rooms. That’s why also we did well in the Olympics because we did that together. 

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