NEW YORK –Stan Wawrinka’s return to the U.S. Open is over.
The 2016 champion was eliminated by No. 25 seed Milos Raonic of Canada 7-6 (6), 6-4, 6-3 in the third round. Wawrinka’s nine-match winning streak in Flushing Meadows was snapped.
Wawrinka had to miss the tournament in 2017 and had two left knee surgeries. The three-time Grand Slam tournament champion from Switzerland was given a wild card into this year’s tournament after his ranking fell too low with all his missed time, and he knocked out No. 8 seed Grigor Dimitrov in his opening match.
Raonic will face No. 11 seed John Isner in the fourth round.