Stan Wawrinka underwent his second left foot surgery of the year, his management confirmed to ATPTour.com on Monday.
The former World No. 3 posted a video on his social media channels in which he panned from his healthy right leg to his left leg, with his left foot in a cast. The Swiss star then reversed the camera to himself and shrugged.
“Same place, different day,” Wawrinka wrote. “Not where I wanted to be, but still a smile on my face.”
The 36-year-old last competed in Doha in March. Wawrinka has played four tournaments in 2021, tallying a 3-3 record. He underwent his first left foot surgery in March and also had two left knee surgeries in August 2017.
At the end of his Instagram post, Wawrinka showed optimism with three hashtags: #iwillbeback, #recovery and #seeyousoon.