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Stanislas Wawrinka plans to return from his foot injury by the French Open.

The 36-year-old from Switzerland, who has not played for almost a year with due ti the injury, also underwent double knee surgery a few years ago in what was another long layoff. But he still wants to get back on tour once again.

"People often ask me why I try to come back from injury and return, but it's because tennis is a passion, I love the public" Wawrinka was quoted as saying by the French Open website. "There are a lot who forget this when they turn professional—they take tennis too much like work.

"What motivates me and pushes me still is I tell myself I'm going to play—that I'm going to have fun."


The three-time Grand Slam champion will need a wildcard to play the French Open, where he is a former title winner.

Wawrinka is No. 171 in the rankings.