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Stan Wawrinka has announced that he will return at the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters, and is aiming for a full comeback to the ATP Tour.

The 36-year-old from Switzerland, who has out of action for nearly a year with a left foot injury, previously said he planned to play Roland Garros but had not indicated when he would start his comeback.

"I'm not coming back just to say goodbye," he told L'Equipe in an interview. "What I want, is to again have these emotions. I still have this fire in me that makes me love tennis, love to play, love to train, love to endure.

"The goal is to return on clay."


Wawrinka, who has won three major titles, has not played a full schedule since undergoing double knee surgery in 2017.

"Since my knee surgery almost five years ago, my dream was winning another ATP title," he said. "I haven't done everything I want to do in tennis yet. I didn't anticipate stopping with injury."

Wawrinka's most recent triumph came in May 2017 when he captured a trophy on home soil in Geneva. He was the runner-up at a pair of indoor hard-court tournaments in 2019.