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12-30-2010, 01:56 PM
Yes i know i said i dont think he can get back to top 10 but that doesnt mean i dont hope he will, i'd like to see him get there again

so lets hope he makes a return back there this year

he also made a grand slam QF this past season lets hope for more and possibly farther this year

01-01-2011, 10:42 PM
Chennai ATP 250 - Singles draw:
[3-WC] WAWRINKA, Stanislas (SUI) vs. [WC] BOPANNA, Rohan (IND)
DANCEVIC, Frank (CAN) vs. [8] HAASE, Robin (NED)

Doubles draw:
[1] BHUPATHI, Mahesh/PAES, Leander (IND/IND) vs. DANCEVIC, Frank/WAWRINKA, Stanislas (CAN/SUI)
MALISSE, Xavier/MURRAY, Jamie (BEL/GBR) vs. MARX, Philipp/SKUPSKI, Ken (GER/GBR)

01-01-2011, 11:57 PM
pretty good draw for Stan here :)

01-04-2011, 01:29 PM
Why did he decide to divorce ? His daughter is not even 1 year old ?? I thought he was happy with his wife

Ad Wim
01-05-2011, 08:21 AM
4 and 4 against Bopanna is not too good, although he was satisfied himself...

Goffin next, should be a W again.

01-07-2011, 12:25 AM
7-6, 7-6 over goffin

not so much that stan played bad as david played really well

next up is hasse who will be another tough match

01-09-2011, 03:42 PM
Wow, I´ve been so bussy with my college stuff that I hadnt realised the tennis season already started...
And Stan won Chennai´s title!!!
So happy for him :D

Ad Wim
01-21-2011, 01:55 PM
Damn, this is going exceptionally well so far. Great wins over Gabash, Dimitrov and Monfils. Roddick next, go Stan!

01-21-2011, 07:54 PM
moved up to #16 so far, if he beats Roddick he could jump to 13-14 range depending on what Almagro does, however after that it's a nice jump in points to get ahead of MOnfils and Melzer

02-13-2011, 12:36 AM
Buenos Aires ATP 250 - Main draw:
ANDREEV, Igor (RUS) vs. SCHWANK, Eduardo (ARG)
BERLOCQ, Carlos (ARG) vs. [2] WAWRINKA, Stanislas (SUI)

Ad Wim
02-15-2011, 11:22 AM
Tough draw with a grinder like Berlocq in his first clay match. But for the rest it's a pretty good quarter. I prefer Monaco over guys like Robredo, Dolgopolov or Chela.

03-09-2011, 12:55 PM
Stan announced on Twitter that he is going to play doubles in Indian Wells with Roger

03-09-2011, 05:55 PM
Stan announced on Twitter that he is going to play doubles in Indian Wells with Roger

Federer/Wawrinka again @ Wimbledon this year

Almost wish come true.

03-12-2011, 03:08 AM
Congrats Roger & Stan on your IW R1 doubles win over Nestor/Mirnyi! :D

03-29-2011, 05:18 AM
Happy (belated) birthday to Stan (3/28) :)

Ad Wim
04-09-2011, 08:14 AM
Don't understand why he is not playing Monte Carlo. It's not like he's been playing for weeks in a row...

04-10-2011, 12:08 AM
I don't understand this either...

The extra slow sand in Monte Carlo is good for Stans Game.

Is he injured or what?

I mean he would be one of the 5-8 favourites to reach the semis (!)

Ad Wim
04-14-2011, 08:58 PM
I still think it's incredible. I see that he isn't playing Barcelona either, wtf?! Why the hell is he missing the first three weeks of clay? Why not play at least one of them?!
And why not play Barcelona instead of Munich?
Now he's is not playing for three weeks, and then three weeks in a row.

04-18-2011, 05:11 AM
I still think it's incredible. I see that he isn't playing Barcelona either, wtf?! Why the hell is he missing the first three weeks of clay? Why not play at least one of them?!
And why not play Barcelona instead of Munich?
Now he's is not playing for three weeks, and then three weeks in a row.

I imagine he wants to avoid Nadal :shrug:

Here's a link to a very interesting interview (in French) with Le Matin from Apr 16:

04-23-2011, 05:55 PM
Munich ATP 250 - Main draw:
HAASE, Robin (NED) vs NIEMINEN, Jarkko (FIN)
STEPANEK, Radek (CZE) vs GOLUBEV, Andrey (KAZ)
[WC] BROWN, Dustin (GER) vs [2] WAWRINKA, Stanislas (SUI)

04-26-2011, 07:30 AM
thanks for posting that interview kat

04-30-2011, 05:53 AM
Poor Stan next destination Madrid!! Goood luck!

Ad Wim
05-11-2011, 02:00 PM
The strange thing about this slump is that I always thought clay was his best surface. But looking at this year's results it isn't at all. He has struggled on every single clay court match thusfar, and has made some very good results on HC.

The loss against Brown was because of terrible scheduling and his lack of rhytm, and Brown playing out of his skin. So that's possible. But last week against GGL and now his 2 bad matches in Rome I can't really get.
It looks like he has very little confidence, which is strange because he had about the best season's start ever in the first few months.

Hop he'll get better and get some clay results as well. And I hope his scheduling will get better. Plaese not a month of absence anymore.

05-27-2011, 10:51 PM
Good job today..against Tsonga...Stan!!!:)

05-28-2011, 12:41 PM
Now he can beat Rolex poseur !!!

06-03-2011, 02:13 PM
Is Wawrinka in Queens or Halle?

I think this would be better instead of playing a clay court challenger like 2009.

06-03-2011, 02:36 PM
On his twitter he said that he will play Queens.
I hope he can win at least 2-3 matches.

06-19-2011, 01:54 PM
Wimbledon - Main draw:
[17] Richard Gasquet (FRA) vs. Santiago Giraldo (COL)
Igor Kunitsyn (RUS) vs. [Q] Igor Sijsling (NED)
[Q] Martin Fischer (AUT) vs. [LL] Simone Bolelli (ITA)
Potito Starace (ITA) vs. [14] Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI)

06-22-2011, 09:50 AM
Because he lost in R1 last year,
he will earn points this year.

Top 10 is possible after Wimbledon but it depends on what the other players around 10 play.

Next match against Bolelli.
I hope it will be a 3 setter.

06-23-2011, 03:17 AM

Ad Wim
07-20-2011, 08:06 AM
I'm still disappointed with his scheduling. He plays so little this year. If he was making final weekends of all these tournaments he'd play, I'd be okay with it, but with his result of the last months I really think he should play more.

Hope this gives him a lot of energy going into the US HC swing. He doesn't play a warm-up event before Canada though, don't know if that is wise...

07-24-2011, 04:23 PM
Gstaad ATP 250 - Singles draw
[8] GRANOLLERS, Marcel (ESP) vs. [WC] BOHLI, Stephane (SUI)
ANDREEV, Igor (RUS) vs. ZVEREV, Mischa (GER)
[WC] SADECKY, Alexander (SUI) vs. [Q] LUCZAK, Peter (AUS)
BYE vs. [2] WAWRINKA, Stanislas (SUI)

07-30-2011, 01:46 PM
ATP Gstaad

R1: bye
R2: Wawrinka [2] d. Luczak 63 75
QF: Granollers d. Wawrinka [2] 62 63

Bad performance, loads of errors from Wawrinka.
Most of the other players have a little "clay court season" after Wimbledon (five weeks clay court tournaments in Germany, Croatia, Austria, Switzerland...) but Stan only plays Gstaad out of nowhere.
After Wimbledon (grass), he played Fed Cup (indoor) and two weeks later Gstaad (clay). Next tournament is in the USA (hard court).

It is not easy to play on all surfaces in 1.5 months.
Anyway: Why hasn't he played Hamburg (or Stuttgart) as well?

08-07-2011, 08:51 PM
Montreal Masters 1000 - Singles draw
[14] WAWRINKA, Stanislas (SUI) vs. NALBANDIAN, David (ARG)
[Q] RUSSELL, Michael (USA) vs. MONTANES, Albert (ESP)
ANDUJAR, Pablo (ESP) vs. ANDERSON, Kevin (RSA)
BYE vs. [4] MURRAY, Andy (GBR)

Doubles draw
[6] LINDSTEDT, Robert (SWE) / TECAU, Horia (ROU) vs. BYE
DOLGOPOLOV, Alexandr (UKR) / NORMAN, Dick (BEL) vs. TSONGA, Jo-Wilfried (FRA) / WAWRINKA, Stanislas (SUI)

08-10-2011, 10:39 PM
ATP Montreal

Very good and solid wins against Nalbandian and Russell.

Because Murray is already out, Stan has a huge chance to reach a Masters Quarterfinal or even more.

R3 against Anderson.
Head to Head: 1-0 (Miami 2010)
Possible QF against Fish/Lopez/Gulbis/Llodra.

08-11-2011, 08:17 AM
Awesome draw for Stan here... make full use of it and reach the final :cheer: :inlove:
Stan-Roger final would be my dream :bounce:

In addition, a doubles title with Tsonga would be incredible!
Great win yesterday over Lindsted/Tecau!!! :banana:

08-11-2011, 11:34 PM
Keep going Stan :cheer:
He won against Anderson 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 today :yeah:

08-12-2011, 12:55 AM
Fish next, allez Stan!!

08-12-2011, 04:54 AM
good luck, Stan ;)

08-14-2011, 10:09 PM
Cincinnati Masters 1000 - Singles draw
[1] DJOKOVIC, Novak (SRB) vs. BYE
[WC] HARRISON, Ryan (USA) vs. CHELA, Juan Ignacio (ARG)
[Q] STEPANEK, Radek (CZE) vs. ISNER, John (USA)
GOLUBEV, Andrey (KAZ) vs. [16] WAWRINKA, Stanislas (SUI)

Ad Wim
08-17-2011, 06:51 AM
What a devastating loss to Golubev. Just when we thought he was playing well again...

O, and of course he isn't in any of the entry lists after the US Open. His scheduling :help:
I think he played the least tournaments of anyone on the Tour...

08-20-2011, 02:36 AM
I don't understand Stan sometimes. I thought at the start of this year he would be back close to top 10 at least. He has too many points to defend at USO now. So much for focusing on tennis by leaving his wife/kid behind.

08-25-2011, 07:57 PM
O, and of course he isn't in any of the entry lists after the US Open. His scheduling :help:

Well, maybe because of the Davis Cup in Sydney :shrug:

08-27-2011, 05:28 PM
US Open - Singles draw
[14] Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI) - Maximo Gonzalez (ARG)
Donald Young (USA) - [LL] Lukas Lacko (SVK)
Dmitry Tursunov (RUS) - Steve Darcis (BEL)
Marinko Matosevic (AUS) - [24] Juan Ignacio Chela (ARG)

[25] Feliciano Lopez (ESP) - Tatsuma Ito (JPN)
[Q] Vasek Pospisil (CAN) - Lukas Rosol (CZE)
Rui Machado (POR) - Robin Haase (NED)
Somdev Devvarman (IND) - [4] Andy Murray (GBR)

09-06-2011, 09:50 PM
R1: Wawrinka [14] d. M. Gonzalez 36 64 61 63
R2: Young [WC] d. Wawrinka [14] 76 36 26 63 76

Bad loss from Wawrinka. The quality of match was not so good.
After the match, Wawrinka said he was a bit injured (leg).
But he should have won this match anyway.
Second and thrid set were ok.
In the fifth set he was very passive,
he was just waiting on errors from Young.
Really bizarre tactics.

He will lose QF points from last year and fall OUT OF Top 20.

With this sort of tennis, he is not worthy of Top 20.
Young was not bad, but he was beatable.

I really hope Wawrinka can improve and play better in the future against consistent player ranked lower than 50.

He lost to Brown, Bolelli and Young in the last months!

09-20-2011, 05:27 AM
Stan the Man!
Congrats, Stan, on winning the Davis Cup tie vs Australia for Switzerland!! Great match, great win!

10-08-2011, 03:45 PM
Shanghai Masters 1000 - Singles draw
[13] WAWRINKA, Stanislas (SUI) vs. MONACO, Juan (ARG)
BELLUCCI, Thomaz (BRA) vs. TURSUNOV, Dmitry (RUS)
BYE vs. [2] MURRAY, Andy (GBR)

10-12-2011, 08:56 AM
beat Monaco and D. Young -- bit of a struggle each time, but he's through. Murray or Tursunov next. Good luck, Stani :)

10-29-2011, 06:44 PM
Basel ATP 500 - Singles draw
[6] TIPSAREVIC, Janko (SRB) vs. MAYER, Florian (GER)
LLODRA, Michael (FRA) vs. LJUBICIC, Ivan (CRO)
DODIG, Ivan (CRO) vs. WAWRINKA, Stanislas (SUI)
HAASE, Robin (NED) vs. [2-WC] MURRAY, Andy (GBR)

10-29-2011, 07:01 PM
Bad draw.

But he likes to play against Murray, he has wins against Murray and he won a set in Shanghai as well. (but the match wasn't very good quality though)

Dodig is beatable but not easy.

01-18-2012, 11:59 AM
Great win for Stan vs Baghdatis today. :D Into the third round! Allez!!

01-18-2012, 02:13 PM
haven't been here in a long time.

great win today over baghdatis. I changed the title of the 2010 thread to the 2012 thread

sorry if its not as interesting

01-18-2012, 07:52 PM
haven't been here in a long time.

great win today over baghdatis. I changed the title of the 2010 thread to the 2012 thread

sorry if its not as interesting

it's good :hug: thanks.

02-20-2012, 08:19 PM
Buenos Aires ATP 250 - Singles draw
[6] WAWRINKA, Stanislas (SUI) vs. [WC] ZEBALLOS, Horacio (ARG)
PAIRE, Benoit (FRA) vs. [Q] MARTI, Javier (ESP)
HANESCU, Victor (ROU) vs. ANDUJAR, Pablo (ESP)
FERRERO, Juan Carlos (ESP) vs. [4] NISHIKORI, Kei (JPN)

Doubles draw
[3] ANDUJAR, Pablo (ESP) / BERLOCQ, Carlos (ARG) vs. PAIRE, Benoit (FRA) / WAWRINKA, Stanislas (SUI)
[WC] DELBONIS, Federico (ARG) / JUNQUEIRA, Diego (ARG) vs. MARRERO, David (ESP) / VERDASCO, Fernando (ESP)

02-23-2012, 04:21 AM
Stan beat his doubles partner Paire :) good luck vs Kei!

02-25-2012, 10:20 PM
close match vs Almagro :sad: good try, semifinals... not a bad result.

03-20-2012, 08:14 PM
whats going on with Stan these days? I thought he left his wife and newborn baby to focus on tennis? He's not even playing Miami and hasn't done anything significant in a while.

03-21-2012, 04:06 PM
Stan is back together with his wife (he announced it in February).

Unfortunately he has a few problems with his health this season. First a shoulder injury in January and now he won't be able to play in Miami due to a knee injury. But he says he hopes to be back to play in Monte Carlo.

03-21-2012, 04:58 PM
ah thanks for the update!

05-11-2012, 03:04 PM

Quarters in Monte Carlo, Seminfinal in Estoril, 3rd Round in Madrid.

That was solid, very solid.

All the losses came against ELITE players (Nadal, Delpo, Djokovic).

In all those matches he was as good as his opponent in the 1st set but still lost the set. (especially against Nadal he could have won it.)
All those second sets were a bit disappoiting.

He has play more first serves in (in big moments.)
He has to risk more in 1st set tie breaks.

Of all the elite players he has the biggest chance against Murray (as we saw in Us Open 2010 for example.)

Now we have to hope he'll draw Murray at FO.
He won't be in Top 16 though, so he will have to beat a player ranked 9-16 in 3rd round. Lopez, Monaco, Monfils are beatable.
Del Potro will be Top 8 probably, that would be good.
So he can't play against him in 3rd round.

05-27-2012, 02:03 AM
Not bad draw. R3 seems likely. QF if he can get past Tsonga (but Tsonga has been up and down lately). Then he would get Nole in QF. Good luck Stan! :)

06-02-2012, 12:11 AM
Congrats, Stan, on beating Gilles Simon! :yeah:

06-02-2012, 09:06 PM
Good and long match against Simon.
Gamewise it was good.
Mentally it was bad. Those tiebreak were poor.
He has to imrpove his game a bit and play better on important points to competete with the best players.

R4 against Tsonga will be hard as well. I hope he can win in 4.
Somewhat like 67 64 76 61.

06-05-2012, 09:22 PM
too bad... think he would've won if the match could have been finished the same day.

06-18-2012, 01:29 PM
Ok, French Open was ok but not very succesful.
He could have won this match against Tsonga.
And he can't play five sets all the time.

Now onto grass.


I think it's a good decision not to play a grass tournament before Wimbledon. He will have long matches although it is grass.
Therefore it's good that he doesn't have to play matches this week.

He is good on grass and I hope he can show up his talent and he will have a good draw. We know, more than 50% are the draw.

06-18-2012, 01:34 PM
His losses against ISTOMIN (R1, 2010) and BOLELLI (R2, 2011) were not so good although both opponents played each a good match.

But I hope he can do better this year (like 2008 or 2009)

06-27-2012, 09:38 PM
Where is US OPEN 2010 form?

He lost against Melzer.
He is always waiting on his chances - and then the match is over.

He was the better server, but in rallies, Melzer was clearly better.
The shotmaking and the attacking tactics from Wawrinka are just not good enough.
He played like a defensive baseliner with offensive shots.
This can not function.

Disappoiting result again. Again and again.

07-20-2012, 11:08 PM
Hm. Gstaad was a disaster as expected.

Now onto the Olympics.

Can he finally reach a good result (in singles OR doubles)?

08-29-2012, 06:12 AM
Good result for Stan in Cincinnati. :) Some would say another predictable loss to Fed, but I really think he played well. He did beat 3 top 20 players.

Now on to the US Open. Beat Stakhovsky in 4 sets. Stan has always had a lot of 4 and 5 setters here. Hope the next round is in straight sets so he can save some energy.

10-30-2012, 09:35 AM
Basel was a flop, now onto Paris-Bercy.

1st round: bye
2nd round: vs. Berlocq

01-20-2013, 02:52 PM
Poor Stan :sad: played the match of his life vs Novak and was close to winning a few times. Who knows how it would've turned out without that bad line call, or if he'd challenged and the point had been replayed.

really great effort, Stani :hug:

01-20-2013, 02:54 PM
What a heartbreaking loss for Stan against Novak at the AO :sad:

He played such a terrific match but unfortunately got unlucky in a few situations and wasn't able to use his chances.

But he can be so proud about giving Novak that kind of run for his money and hopefully it will give Stan the needed selfconfidence and motivation for this years season :)

01-20-2013, 04:10 PM
I really hope this loss does not hurt him to much. It must be hard to play the match of your life and still not have the reward.

Stan, you showed a lot of heart. I'm even a bigger fan after this match.

And the backhand orgie you offered us was delicious. :worship:

01-20-2013, 05:42 PM
Stan, you played a really good match..:worship:I was cheering really hard for you..too bad the match ended like it did. You made Novak look human! You'll get him next time.

01-20-2013, 05:45 PM
Great match for Stan, he played incredible.

01-21-2013, 12:06 PM
Stan's wife is quoted in the French newspaper "Le Matin" in saying that Alexia has said that she didn't want Stan to win but that she wants her daddy to come home :awww:

But she would have applauded the great shots of Stan in front of the TV :awww:

01-22-2013, 08:20 AM
Great match from Stan, left his heart on the court, can't ask for more. :hug:Hope this loss doesn't hurt him too much, as he has the game to trouble the top guys and become top ten fixture.

01-23-2013, 02:16 PM
Chris Evert on Twitter:

Stan- u should be so proud of your match with Novak- pls. continue to show us your tremendous talent this year! Keep going!

02-03-2013, 01:13 AM
Stan and Marco Chiudinelli were involved in the longest doubles match ever today (7 hours, 1 minute) vs the Czech Republic in DC.
Unfortunately, they lost: 4-6, 7-5, 4-6, 7-6(3), 22-24 !!

Two tough losses at the beginning of this year... I hope it doesn't bring him down, he has been playing great tennis!

Poor Stan! :awww:

02-03-2013, 03:42 AM
He has a match today, hope he can be fine. Go Stan, I really want to see him winning :)

02-20-2013, 12:35 AM
good luck in Buenos Aires, Stan! :)

02-20-2013, 12:36 AM
He won today, right?

02-23-2013, 03:13 AM
good luck in the BA semifinal :)

02-24-2013, 03:27 AM
Good luck, Stan! :)

06-04-2013, 03:41 AM
Bravo Stan! Great win over Gasquet at RG! :)

09-05-2013, 11:13 PM
Great win over Murray in the US Open! First GS semifinal!! :D :bigclap:

09-06-2013, 02:45 PM
Great job on court..taking Murray out! Best of luck in the Djokovic match. I am really pulling for you. You are playing some beautiful tennis! :clap2:

Luna M

09-07-2013, 09:33 PM
Tough loss for Stan again against Novak but he really won the hearts of the people in New York :)

Such a great tournament for him - he can be proud :yeah:

09-08-2013, 01:08 PM
Seems like Stan's Official Facebook page is spiking in number of likes recently! He seemed to have added 6000+ within a week. Hope he gets more exposure with this SF breakthrough.

09-10-2013, 12:03 AM
good run, Iron Stan! :armed: :lol:

09-29-2013, 01:56 AM
Stan is playing doubles with Novak Djokovic in Beijing. Good luck, Wawrinkovic! :D

10-01-2013, 01:18 AM
Nice news! :D

10-03-2013, 04:05 AM
Good luck vs Querrey. Allez Stan! :)

10-12-2013, 04:19 AM
ohhh Stan :sadface: If only you could have won that first set tb vs Nadal.

Stan has withdrawn from the Moscow tournament starting next week. Well, probably smart since he went deep here and will have Basel the week after. I believe he's currently 5 points (:eek:) ahead of Roger in the ATP race.

10-31-2013, 08:17 PM
Congrats to Stan for qualifying for London :bounce:

Much deserved after his amazing season this year :)

Magnus Norman ‏@normansweden

So happy tonite. I have been coaching against him and now i am with him. Can honestly say no one deserved this more than Stan. #hardworking


11-02-2013, 12:50 AM
Yes, Bravo Stan! :D :bigclap:

11-02-2013, 12:56 AM
I´m so happy, he deserved it :D

11-05-2013, 06:08 AM
congrats, Stan, on beating Berdych & scoring your first WTF win! :cheerleader:

11-08-2013, 09:36 PM
Stan won against Pics today and due to Rafa's victory against Berdych he reached the SF of his first WTF :yeah:

Incredible achievement :)

11-09-2013, 07:55 AM
Congrats Stan for qualifying to the Semis! I hope he really wins against Djokovic - I am not sure how Djokovic is good right now, but it is now the time!

Also, I never knew that Stan was the flag bearer of Switzerland last Olympics. Fed was the flag bearer during 2008, and now it looks like the spotlight is now on him. Would be interesting if we would have an all-Swiss Finals at the WTF. London seemed to have been good for Stan lately. Here is an article from CNN about Stan carrying the flag:

(CNN) -- Some of the world's top tennis stars will have the honor of carrying their countries' flags at Friday's opening ceremony for the London 2012 Olympics, but one of the sport's biggest names is taking a back seat.

Not due to injury, like Beijing 2008 singles champion Rafael Nadal -- who has had to relinquish his role as Spain's flag bearer -- but because one of the game's renowned gentlemen thinks it's time to share the prestigious job.

While former world No. 1s Novak Djokovic and Maria Sharapova will lead the way for Serbia and Russia, Switzerland's team will be led into the Olympic stadium by a gold medalist, and one of the European nation's finest tennis players -- though he's not the one that you'd expect to see in the limelight.
Stanislas Wawrinka has spent his career in the shadow of Roger Federer, but on Friday the eyes of the world will be on the man known as "Stan" -- and not his great friend.

World No. 1 Federer, the most successful men's tennis player of any era, declined the chance to carry the Swiss flag for the third time.
Defending Olympic gold Federer: London best chance for gold Fernando Gonzales' Olympic box-set Federer reflects on Wimbledon win
"I just felt it was important to give someone else a chance. In Switzerland we believe that," the 30-year-old said.
"I told the Swiss Olympic Committee that they should choose someone else and they chose my partner, Stan Wawrinka. It's a great, great honor for him. I couldn't have won the gold without him, everybody knows that. I think they chose the right guy."

A tale of two careers

Wawrinka has won three tournament titles to Federer's 75, and $5.5 million in prize money to the 16-time grand slam champion's $73 million, but they have one thing in common: an Olympic gold medal.
Four years ago in Beijing, seeded only fourth, the Swiss duo overcame the odds to win the men's doubles competition -- cementing a partnership that began when they started practicing together in the late 1990s.

Wawrinka, nearly four years Federer's junior, was just 16 at the time.
"He was already number six in the world -- after 10 minutes I was completely red!" Wawrinka told CNN's Open Court of his first session with Federer. "I was dead tired, and so nervous to play with him.
"He's the best, it's good for any player. We'll be practicing one week and then playing each other the next, but it's not the fact that we share nationalities that makes playing him hard, it's that he's the best in the world."

American idol

Wawrinka, like Federer, idolized seven-time Wimbledon winner Pete Sampras when he was growing up.
"I wasn't good until I was 17 -- I never even won the Swiss Championship," the 2003 French Open boys' champion said. "Sampras was a great athlete and I was a big fan. That's why I focus on being an allrounder."
Federer matched Sampras' record tally at the All England Club when he beat Andy Murray in this month's final, and Wawrinka will face Britain's world No. 4 in the opening round of the Olympic singles competition

Despite slipping down the world rankings from a career high of ninth in 2009 to 25th ahead of London 2012, Wawrinka still holds hopes of success.
"I feel I'm playing the best tennis of my career right now -- the top 40 is just so strong, the strongest it's ever been, maybe. With this top 40 you have to fight for every match. To break back into it is more mental than physical, for sure. It's about confidence," he said
"Sometimes I put too much pressure on myself. It's not good. I'm too tight, because I want to win. That's why I need to focus on what's going on on the court, not off of it."

Family ties
His drop in form coincided with the birth of his first child, daughter Alexia, in 2010, while last year he separated from his wife Ilham Vuilloud.
"Having a daughter and being a tennis pro changes everything. It's hard to train so much, but it's great to see she's interested in what I'm doing -- if I'm playing tennis, she wants to play tennis," he said.
Wawrinka fondly recalls Beijing, where he and Federer beat top-ranked doubles duo Mike and Bob Bryan in the semifinals before winning gold.

"We played our best tennis against the Bryan brothers -- it was the toughest and most important win. Whilst we talked strategy for the finals afterwards, it was made easier knowing we were playing great tennis," he said.
"In the first game I wasn't playing well, but Roger really helped me to be comfortable. We've known each other for so long, but even we were surprised at how easy we found it on the court. It was so natural, and talking helped a lot -- we're very honest around the court."

Their close relationship translated well off the court too, particularly in the Olympic Village.
"At night all of the Swiss athletes would play cards. We played a lot against the soccer team -- we were the best though, you can ask them!"

Together for life

If Federer's inclusion for China was a foregone conclusion, Wawrinka's presence was anything but guaranteed.
"Roger had a lot of great players to choose from (as a partner). It was a tough choice but in the end he chose me. We were having a great time and I think that's part of the reason we won -- I was happy for him and he was happy for me," he said.
"I was almost crying at the medal ceremony. We had to joke around to stop the tears and start laughing instead. We used our friendship to stop from crying in front of everybody!
"It was the best moment of my career because it wasn't just about tennis. It was about sport, it was about Switzerland, it's a dream for everyone and to share it with someone added to the enjoyment."
Federer will go into London 2012 seeking the one major title that eludes him -- Olympic gold in the singles. He begins his campaign against Colombia's Alejandro Falla, the man who took him to five sets at Wimbledon in 2010.
Federer reached the semifinals as a teenager at Sydney 2000 but lost in the playoff for the bronze, then crashed out in the second round in Athens and the last eight in Beijing.
"The day before the (doubles) quarterfinals Roger lost to James Blake in the singles and I had to prove to him that he could trust me," Wawrinka said.
"Once we started playing well I could tell he got over the loss and said to himself, 'Okay, let's do something in the doubles now.' That was the moment, and now we have a gold medal -- together, for life."

I am not sure about the drama with his own family, but he seemed to be together again, which probably have supported Stan too in his current career. I hope he continues, and who knows he might be back for the WTF again next year. Wish him the best for him and his family.

11-12-2013, 07:08 PM
It's great to see that Stan finished his most successful season in his career so far with a SF at the WTF.

I honestly didn't expected this before the tournament, considering he qualified for the first time for the event.

Maybe it's fitting that he played his last match of the season against the player against whom he had 2 unbelievable 5 set matches this year with.

One of the best decisions Stan ever made was to start working with Magnus Norman :)

They are a really great team and there is hopefully more to come.

zjtennis, Stan and his wife are back together since February 2012 (or at least Stan announced it at that time).

01-05-2014, 01:00 PM
Congrats to Stan for his first title of the season :yeah:

01-06-2014, 07:44 AM
Congrats Stan! 5th career title :),h_350,c_fill,g_north/le-francais-edouard-roger-vasselin-g-et-le-suisse-stanislas-wawrinka-recoivent-leurs-trophees-a-l-issue-de-la-finale-du-tournoi-atp-de-chennai-en-inde-remportee-par-ce-dernier-le-5-janvier-2014_4654040.jpg

01-09-2014, 05:35 AM
Sorry I'm late with my Congrats :o But I'm happy for Stan who has worked long and hard :)

01-21-2014, 06:26 PM
I'm very happy for Stan that he got the best out of Novak this time as it would be pretty heartbreaking for him to lose another 5 sets match :)

He really has the chance to beat Tomas to reach his 1st GS final.

01-21-2014, 06:50 PM
congrats, Stan, on beating Djokovic and reaching the AO semifinal ! :bigclap:

01-23-2014, 05:28 PM
Stan beat Berdych in the semi final! Congrats on making it to the Australian Open final! :D

01-23-2014, 06:21 PM
wow Stan :worship:
what an amazing tournament for him, really :inlove:

01-23-2014, 10:04 PM
Brillant wins against Djokovic and Berdych.

All fans are really proud.

Finally a slam final.

01-25-2014, 01:56 PM
Best of luck in the final, Stan! :worship:

01-26-2014, 10:17 AM
Omg! So happy for all of his fans here. He fully deserved this. :)

01-26-2014, 10:59 AM
I must say that I was rooting for Rafa(as I usually do in these spots now that Andy retired and I have no favorite now), but I wanted to congratulate Stan. Well-deserved to him. No excuses about Rafa's physical condition. Stan earned this.

01-26-2014, 11:12 AM
Staaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan!!!!!!! :D :D :D

Stanimal! :banana: Slamislas!:banana: IronStan!:banana: Stan the Man!! :banana:

01-26-2014, 11:23 AM
Geez! This thread is dead considering the guy just won! Congratulations Stan! Woohoo! Amazing result!:worship::banana::aparty:

01-26-2014, 12:47 PM
I still can't believe that Stan won a GS title and even more so becoming the first player to beat Djokovic and Nadal in a GS :worship:

Well done Stan :bigclap: :)

01-26-2014, 01:42 PM
Congratulations, Stan~~~~~~~Terrific job. Hope this is just the first of many wins this year!

01-26-2014, 01:58 PM
as a Fed fanatic I would love to congratulate Stan on a wonderful win.He played fantastic from start to finish and didn't let the doping cheater get to him.He's a beast of a player now and the transformation is great to see.Congrats to his coach,trainer,physio,family,friends and fans :hatoff:

Naudio Spanlatine
01-26-2014, 02:09 PM
Congrats to everyone here, its a great day for me too. Ive been a fan of him since 2008, his game is so beautiful to watch. I am very proud of him. Congrats to everyone. :hug: :hug: :hug:

Naudio Spanlatine
01-26-2014, 02:10 PM
Staaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan!!!!!!! :D :D :D

Stanimal! :banana: Slamislas!:banana: IronStan!:banana: Stan the Man!! :banana:

I love this Kat!!! :D :cool:

01-26-2014, 02:12 PM

Happy team :D

01-26-2014, 02:30 PM
Stanislas Wawrinka
Monday, 27 January, 2014

Start of Transcribed Interview

Q. Do you feel that you played well?

STANISLAS WAWRINKA: I feel I play my best tennis during one set and one break. That's for sure. I was feeling really good on the court. I was moving well, feeling really aggressive, and I play my best set for sure by far.

Then wasn't easy. He get injury. I saw that. He wasn't serving at all. He wasn't moving during one set. Then was a completely different match. I had to focus on myself, to try to find the way just to win it.

I saw that and I knew it was really, really difficult for him. I was unhappy for that because normally that's not the way I want to win the match.

But it's a final. At the end I won in four sets. I think I finish well the match. Yeah, to get the win, it's just amazing for me.

Q. You must have so many different emotions going through your head. Was it like a rollercoaster for you?

STANISLAS WAWRINKA: Yeah, yeah, it's quite crazy what's happening right now. I never expect to win a Grand Slam. I never dream about that because for me, I was not good enough to beat those guy.

During the match tonight was important. I talk a lot with Magnus who has been in that situation, to play a final. He told me it was important not to think about the result but think about the way you want to play, the way you want to win every point.

You know, was surprise how well I start the match. In the beginning, he was good, he was fit, he wasn't injury. And myself, again, I was playing amazing tennis.

Yeah, then was the second match in the match. I had to stay calm with myself just to try to stay aggressive because he was injury, but he was still trying a little bit. Was not easy. I start to be really nervous because I start to realize that I could win a Grand Slam.

So it wasn't easy. But at the end I just come back to the game and focus on what I want to do.

Q. Were you surprised by how relaxed you were at the start?

STANISLAS WAWRINKA: In general I'm quite relaxed before the match, or the day before, the day of the match. I was nervous during the preparation, during the warmup, before to come on the court.

But then we talk with Magnus, with Severin also. They've been in that situation. What was important was to enjoy also, not to be too nervous, not to be too focused, to enjoy and be ready for the match.

I was more surprised about how well I was playing. That's for sure. I was expecting to be little bit nervous, not to move so well, especially at the beginning like I did against Djokovic.

But tonight was just the perfect start.

Q. When you went up 4 2 in the fourth set, then you played that horrible game. Now it's forgotten, but...

STANISLAS WAWRINKA: The problem is I didn't play well because I was waiting for him to miss, and that was a big mistake from myself. Because I was nervous, I was like, Okay, miss, miss, make a mistake, because I'm not going to win the match because I'm nervous; I start to realize that I can win the Grand Slam.

But then I did two good game. I was moving better, just play aggressive, and I finished well the match.

Q. What is actually winning a Grand Slam like?

STANISLAS WAWRINKA: To be honest, I don't realize. I still think that I'm dreaming. It's strange feeling, you know. I saw so many final. I always try to watch the final of Grand Slam because that's where the best player are playing.

Before today for me wasn't a dream. I never expect to play a final. I never expect to win a Grand Slam. And right now I just did it. And especially the way I was playing all the tournament, it's for me a big surprise to play that well. To beat Rafa today, even if he was injury, I think I play my best first set during the match; I was ready to play four hours or five to beat Novak in the quarter, to beat Berdych in semis.

That shows me I'm doing the right thing since many years. That if you practice well, if you work hard, you will always have a chance to be in a great position to play your best tennis.

Q. When did you first hear Beckett's words and what has that meant to you in recent times and tonight?

STANISLAS WAWRINKA: Well, a long time ago for me. I did a tattoo only one year ago. I had that quote in my head for a long time. It was part of my life, how I see the life, and especially how I see the tennis life.

Before today, I always saying that except Roger, Rafa, Novak, you always lose, especially every week. So it's not easy because tennis life, when you lose, it's tough to get through and to take a positive from a lost, from failing from a tournament.

So that's how I see, in general, my career. I always go back to the court. I always go back to practice to try to improve myself and to give me all the chance to beat the best player in the world.

Q. Can you talk about Roger, what his support has meant to you? And have you heard from him since the match?

STANISLAS WAWRINKA: Yeah, Roger is a good friend. He's for me the best player ever. He's been there since so many years. He was struggling a little bit last year, but except that he's an amazing player, amazing friend, because he always wants the best for me.

He's always texting me. Even if he lost, like in the US Open, he was the first person to text me before the match or after the match.

Yeah, I didn't call so many person, but my wife, my daughter, my sister, and Roger call me. So, yeah, was nice for me. I know that he's really, really happy for me. He always wanted the best for me.

Q. In the match where much will be made about Nadal's injury, did you feel it important to get the word in with your forehand winner?


Q. Yes.

STANISLAS WAWRINKA: I don't care. As long as I won the match, for me doesn't matter (laughter).

Again, to be really honest, it's a final of Grand Slam, so I'm really happy to win it. But it's not the way a tennis player wants to win a match, because the opponent is injury.

But when it's happen, you have to take it. It's maybe once in my life that I will appear final of Grand Slam.

But Rafa is a really good friend. We always practice together. We have good relationship with his team also. He's always texting me when I won.

So was strange to play him in the final. But I was really sad for him. I really hope that it's not too bad for him because he was already injury last year, and he came back the better player in the world. He's No. 1 now. He won so many title last year. He's someone that we need in tennis.

So I really hope for him that it's just something that happen tonight and he's going to be fine for the rest of the season.

Q. You said before you didn't think you were so good. It's more surprising for you to win a slam or to be No. 3 in the world?

STANISLAS WAWRINKA: To win a slam, to be No. 3, both for me is a big surprise. But I think more to win a slam. Because in the ranking you can be No. 3 without winning a slam. But now it's both happening, so it's a big surprise.

It's amazing feeling. I saw Roger winning so many Grand Slam in the past, so now it's my turn to win one. If you look the 10 past year, except del Potro, it's only the top four guys who was winning all the Grand Slams.

So, yeah, I will need time to realize what I did in these two weeks. Because at the end, even if Rafa was injury, I think I deserve that Grand Slam because I won against Djokovic, No. 2; I won against Rafa.

I did amazing two weeks, and I was playing my best tennis ever.

Q. You had a long conversation with the umpire while he was having his back treated. Your language is French, the umpire speaks French. Yet you had it in English. Did you want us to hear it?

STANISLAS WAWRINKA: No, I didn't know he was speaking French. We always speak English together. But what did you hear?

Q. We heard it all.

STANISLAS WAWRINKA: So you don't need my answer.

Q. Why did you go on so long with him?

STANISLAS WAWRINKA: Because I just wanted to know what was the problem of Rafa. Because before he ask the physio for me, he was checking his feet. I didn't know really what was the problem.

Normally when the physio is coming on the court, the umpire always say the opponent why he's coming. He didn't want to tell me, so I get pissed, and I think it's my (indiscernible.)

Q. Were you surprised by the fact that the crowd booed him when he came back on?

STANISLAS WAWRINKA: Yeah, I think it was not that nice, especially Rafa. We all know that he's a great guy, a great player. He's always a really fair player. He always tries his best. He is always fighting.

The problem for me, it was not that he was taking a physio, that he left the court. I just wanted to know why, what was this problem, just to know for the rest of the match.

But, yeah, was quite strange that the crowd start to boo him.

Q. Was it difficult for you that you were the underdog so everyone was going for you in the beginning, then when Nadal became injured they all went for Nadal? Did that become difficult?

STANISLAS WAWRINKA: No, not in that way. It was difficult to focus and to still play good because the match was really strange.

But, you know, I had two amazing week here. I think I had my best support ever in a Grand Slam. Since last year, it's just amazing to come back here and to have that much support on the court.

Q. Are you still going to Novi Sad?

STANISLAS WAWRINKA: Yeah, for sure. Maybe you don't know, but Davis Cup, it's really important for me. I'm really proud. It's a big honor to play for my country. So for sure I'm still thinking to go there. I don't know how I'm going to get there exactly, if I'm still going to be alive after tonight, but I'm going to go there (smiling).

Q. How do you plan to celebrate tonight?

STANISLAS WAWRINKA: I don't know. With my team, with my family. Depends what time we finish here, if we don't take too much time of me. For sure I'm going to enjoy well. I don't know where. Maybe just at the hotel.

There's a big chance I get drunk tonight, but we'll see.

01-26-2014, 06:43 PM
I´m so happy he won, it was deserved :)

01-27-2014, 02:35 PM
Another congratulation! You are now #3.... and you deserve it.

01-27-2014, 07:43 PM
Really can't get used to Stan being a Slam Champion. Feels like a dream.

Simply so happy for him.

01-27-2014, 11:41 PM
I´m so happy he won, it was deserved :)

Yes, indeed. I thought he had a chance, game-wise, I just wasn't sure how he would cope mentally with his first GS final.

I would have loved it to have been an all-Swiss final, though, especially in the circumstances. Well, at WTF both failed at the SF stage, here one made it through to the final, ... I don't suppose there's some sort of mathematical progression here? :)

01-28-2014, 03:32 AM
Stan, wow! :clap2::hatoff:
Congrats to him, his team, family, and his fans.

alter ego
01-28-2014, 04:06 PM
Does anyone know Stan's schedule for the year?

04-07-2014, 03:27 AM
well done at the DC QF !!
rough on the Friday but got a key win on Sunday. :D

04-18-2014, 01:47 PM
ICYMI: @stanwawrinka now has the Aussie Open trophy on his shoe. Which, let's be real, is pretty awesome.

04-20-2014, 06:09 PM
Congrats, Stan, on winning Monte Carlo! :D :yeah:

04-20-2014, 06:33 PM
What a season for Stan :yeah:

Congrats on your 1st Masters title :)

I prefer it when you win against Novak and Rafa though :p

04-21-2014, 03:30 AM
What a season for Stan :yeah:

Congrats on your 1st Masters title :)

I prefer it when you win against Novak and Rafa though :p

haha, me too. I'm gonna put these in the photos thread too. :D

04-21-2014, 12:08 PM
Thanks Eden for posting the picks und deine netten Worte per Kommentar.

In der Tat ist es eine grossartige Saison, sowohl für Stan als auch für Roger.

Der 2. Sieg im 15. Duell war wichtig, denn eine 1:13 H2H Matchbilanz wurde ihm einfach nicht gerecht.
Es wäre schön, wenn Wawrinka mindestens 3 Siege gegen alle grossen erreichen könnte, das sieht derzeit gut aus.

Der Grandslam Titel sieht nun natürlich noch besser aus, mit einem Masters Titel ebenfalls auf dem Konto.
The Slam title looks rather better, now he has also a Masters 1000 title.

Stan führt nun im Race ziemlich deutlich, er ist der beste Spieler 2014, mit 3 Titeln.

05-14-2014, 02:36 PM
I'm so very proud of him for everything. I'm also really happy that I was a fan for ages before he won all his big titles, because for once it showed I have good taste in players sometimes - even though they're mostly frustrating underachieving headcases at least one of them (Stan obviously) graduated from that status :cheerleader:.

05-21-2014, 09:24 AM
I'm so very proud of him for everything. I'm also really happy that I was a fan for ages before he won all his big titles, because for once it showed I have good taste in players sometimes - even though they're mostly frustrating underachieving headcases at least one of them (Stan obviously) graduated from that status :cheerleader:.

Hi FlameOn! Are you still following this years' big tournaments? I remembered you said before AO ended that you may stop watching.

05-26-2014, 09:39 PM

stanwawrinka Stanislas Wawrinka

�� bye bye @rolandgarros !

Stan :hug:

Such days happen.

Don't forget:

„Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better“´

05-27-2014, 12:10 AM
Just popped in to offer a big :hug: to all Stan's fans. Although it wasn't perhaps entirely unexpected, given his opponent, it's still painful to digest.

06-13-2014, 08:41 AM
Cheer up guys -- as Clayray rose in 2014, I hope Grassrinka does! He beat former champion Querrey (even though Querrey wasn't playing his best) but I think that he did well and seem to be gaining momentum. I hope he gets as many grass matches as possible.

06-19-2014, 12:12 PM
I've heard Stan had an ankle problem and more recently I heard he was ill. I'm not really sure what the problem is :shrug: But I hope he gets well quickly.

06-19-2014, 01:51 PM
SF of Queens Club was a nice result to start grass season :).

07-01-2014, 05:30 AM
Woohoo! Stan now in the 4th Round again in Wimbledon, and hope he pushes it to a QF. I am disappointed about his hard schedule, with him having to play 3 straight days if he has to reach the SF. He has a tough one against Lopez but from his statements he seems to be focused to get through here.

07-01-2014, 10:34 AM
:cheerleader:. Good luck against Lopez.

07-03-2014, 05:06 AM
Congrats to Stan for his run in Wimbledon! We have seen that with great effort he could play well on grass. I felt he might have a chance if he rested well but the 3-day sched probably drained him (even if some matches were quick). Now he defended the points last year of RG+Wimbledon double but surprisingly the opposite (last year he was QF on RG, 1st Round on Wimbledon but it is vice-versa here) and his 1st Set form is really promising for the HC season. I hope he keeps raking up points because I feel he could surely improve from last year and try to get at least 1 Masters title on HC. Hope for the best the rest of the season!

08-25-2014, 01:48 PM
Question for us fans:
What do you think about the change from Stanislas to Stan in all official draws/rankings/schedules etc.?
It really sounds a bit strange, isn't it... like a manager's voice or hint...

09-04-2014, 12:07 AM
Bumping this after a relatively bad loss against Nishikori. While I am glad either way, Stan seems to be sub-par really. What I am just sad though is that at the 2nd Set he was trying to serve to stay in the Set but failed, then at the 3rd Set he had Set Points fighting to get back in the Set after breaking back but didn't have the 1st serve for it, then lost some points from 4-0 up in the 4th Set TB (although I was glad he clutched it out), then lastly in the 5th Set where I think pushing it to a TB would've helped Stan as he was serving better in the 5th. I mean, I know Stan has bounced back after bad losses, but it is like AO 2013 all over again -- so many opportunities wasted for a win. I guess we could have solace that at least when playing sub-par he at least pushed it to a 5th. Yet, it seems that all of those efforts seem to disappear when it most mattered. That being said I still would support Stan, because I know he could do better than this, and hopefully there might be a time that he could find the groove that helped him be consistent in the Top 10 again.

09-15-2014, 08:10 PM
Yay! Cheer for Stan and the Swiss. They finally are in another Davis Cup final with a chance of finally winning the trophy! Hope Stan stays focus and Fed healthy as the French are going to be tough to beat.

11-22-2014, 04:48 PM
Stan's play in the Davis Cup final, Day 1 & doubles :D: . :bigclap: :worship: :yippee: :clap2: :woohoo: :sport:

11-23-2014, 02:13 PM
@SI_Tennis 1 hour ago
Stan Wawrinka’s 2014: Wins 1st Slam at the Australian Open, wins 1st Masters 1000 in Monte Carlo, wins Switzerland’s 1st Davis Cup. Ok year.


11-24-2014, 11:48 PM
Congrats to all Stan's fans. He did really well last weekend :)

11-25-2014, 05:06 PM
Woohoo! Unbelievable what happened during the year. Sure being a Stan supporter is like watching a drama, too many ups and downs and twists. :lol: From his rise in AO, to some questions about his health post AO/pre-IW, some shakiness from IW to MC, his triumph in MC and weird play on other Clay tourneys, to his bizarrely good Grass performance, to his still persisting inconsistency in the US Swing, to his very poor Asian Swing and Indoor performance, and his awesome performance in WTF and culminating in Davis Cup, I might say I think it is more than we asked for last year. ;)

01-12-2015, 03:50 AM
Congrats, Stan, on winning the title in Chennai :)

Aircel Chennai Open (250)
R1: bye
R2: def. B. Coric 6-1, 6-4
QF: def. G. Muller 6-2, 7-6(4)
SF: def. D. Goffin 7-5, 6-3
F: def. A. Bedene 6-3, 6-4

01-12-2015, 12:40 PM
Congrats Stan! I hope he defends AO, seriously. That being said I just hope he just does well there and at least reach the SF. That being said the mentality should be moving forward than worrying about results. Just feel free as he seem to already accomplished many things last year that I think it is time to not be restricted by worries on what he could do.

01-23-2015, 02:26 PM
Stan makes me nervous already, lol.

Does anyone know what's up with the elbow?

01-28-2015, 03:51 PM
Best of luck in your next match! Win that trophy...:)

01-29-2015, 05:40 AM
Yes! Another SF! Wish for the best for him. I feel he's more confident than last time to play against Djokovic. The question I think now is keep it mentality together in tight points.

01-30-2015, 05:35 PM
Tough end to the Australian Open defense but I might say I am glad he still pushed Djokovic to a 5th even if both are sub-par. Fresh year, fresh start. Hope he becomes more consistent this year. Would like to see him deeper in more tournaments. I only saw Stan twice on TV this year on Masters because they only air from QF beyond and we know that Stan hasn't been reaching them much.

02-15-2015, 04:20 PM
Stan completes the victories in all tournament categories with his title in Rotterdam :banana:

Really great week for him after a sloppy match against Huta Galung in the first round :yeah:

02-15-2015, 06:06 PM
He still needs a WTF title to complete the set though, allez Stan.

02-15-2015, 10:11 PM
:bigclap: :bigclap: :bigclap:

02-16-2015, 01:52 PM
Congratulations, Stan.... :bigclap:

02-16-2015, 03:41 PM
Yes! Stan finally wins a 500. Now he can't be the best player to not win it. :lol: Anyway I hope he carries his momentum in the season. He seems more relaxed and calculated on his matches in Rotterdam that it should bear well in the upcoming tournaments. With still many points to rack up in the March Masters (both exited in R16 last year and a double SF combo could mean an earning of 540 points I think at the end of the month which could be crucial to the tight rankings) I think he could recover some good points. I still hope he has a chance for the Top 4 because that means it could be easier for him to get deep in tournaments with that.

03-23-2015, 09:53 PM
Miami, here we come! As I said in the rollercoaster thread, my minimum for him is SF :lol: but possibly facing Murray could be a toughie. Let's see if he could at least reach the QF. If he does I think he has a good chance to win.

06-07-2015, 05:40 PM
What a great thread to find all his fans, also back in the years where we all had more problems and losses than wins :)

Not today. Today is a great day for Stan Wawrinka, for his fans (we) and for offensive tennis in general.
thas was superb.

06-11-2015, 05:58 AM
What's next for Stan the man?
Single Olympic Gold medal in Rio??
Everything seem possible for him, I really hope he can win them all, before call it a career, then it will be the most strange but amazing career ever.

06-11-2015, 06:43 AM

I wouldn't go that far. Winning slams raises your historical stature but not necessarily you as a player. He'll have his ups and downs still. I do hope this win will give him confidence and the drive to perform better on a consistent basis; I doubt it though :p

06-11-2015, 07:21 AM
I hope at least this would make Stan more secure than ever. I felt after he won AO, he seemed felt unsure why he was losing to lower ranked player, looking down himself after a bad loss, which kinda carries on the season with him. However, now that the RG confirms what kind of player he is -- a player who at it's base is inconsistent but could still do well when in form, I think he won't look as down when he loses now. Of course he would strive to try and be more consistent, but I feel that his head is going to be in a good place now. :)