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Wawrinka withdraws from Swiss Indoors; Cilic wins opener

Rakuten Open - Day 2

CHOFU, JAPAN - OCTOBER 02: Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland looks back in his match against Taylor Fritz of USA on day two of the Rakuten Open at Musashino Forest Sports Plaza on October 2, 2018 in Chofu, Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Matt Roberts/Getty Images)

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BASEL, Switzerland -- Three-time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka has ended his season after withdrawing from the Swiss Indoors with a back injury.

Wawrinka says there is “disappointment and sadness” in taking a decision for his long-term plans.

The 33-year-old Swiss, who was due to play Wednesday against Adrian Mannarino, is now ranked 68th after battling knee injuries for more than a year.

Third-seeded Marin Cilic moved into the second round by beating Denis Shapovalov 6-4, 6-2.

Cilic can confirm his place in next month’s ATP Finals in London by repeating his 2016 title in Basel.

Top-seeded Roger Federer is seeking a ninth career title at his hometown tournament.