WASHINGTON (AP) — Three-time major champion Stan Wawrinka made another quick exit at the Citi Open, losing 6-4, 6-7 (5), 7-6 (3) to Donald Young in the first round of the hard-court tournament Tuesday night.
This was Wawrinka’s first match since bowing out of Wimbledon in the second round and he fell to 6-11 this season as he works his way back from two operations on his left knee.
The only other time Wawrinka entered the U.S. Open tuneup in Washington, in 2010, he also lost his opener.
He and Young, an American ranked 234th who came into the day with just a 2-10 record in 2018, were supposed to play Monday night. But because of rain delays and a lengthy match before theirs, they only made it onto the court to warm up at 1 a.m., and then a downpour arrived, so the contest was postponed.
Wawrinka, who’s been as high as No. 3 and…