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Old 04-08-2015, 11:48 PM   #1
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Default Stan "The Man" Wawrinka a good sleeper for the RG title!

No kidding!

There is no need to explain why he's a tough matchup to Djokovic, since every single match they played in BO5 went to the decider.

I think he's also a very tough matchup for this version of Nadal. Rafa is playing short, his heavy top spin is not nearly as effective as it was in the pass and is heavy attackable. I think he's very prone to be defeated by OHBH guys these days as he was before and unlike guys like Federer or Dimitrov, Wawrinka has the backhand to attack short ball for 3-4 hours without tiring out his deltoid, so he can be a tough matchup even on clay.

Of course, he's also prone to losing to a random mug in every day, but if he can get throught the first week, well, he'll be very dangerous.

Stan the Man is my pick to win RG 2015!


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Old 04-08-2015, 11:50 PM   #2
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Default Re: Stan "The Man" Wawrinka a good sleeper for the RG title!

It's hard to tell with Stan. It could go either way with him. He could have a shock loss to someone random or he could be a dark horse for the title. Hopefully the latter
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Default Re: Stan "The Man" Wawrinka a good sleeper for the RG title!

There's 4 candidates to win it, 2 of them absolute mountains ahead of the other 2, and he's one of the 'other 2'- and the one I'd root for.
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Default Re: Stan "The Man" Wawrinka a good sleeper for the RG title!

He's always had up and down results. He's only reached the QF of either IW/Miami twice. So I'm not sure if those results will be indicative of how he'll play on clay.

He's far too inconsistent for it to be a safe bet though
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Default Re: Stan "The Man" Wawrinka a good sleeper for the RG title!

It's not out of the book imo. He can benefit from a good week and the rest of the field clowning which has been a constant for the past two weeks. If Wawrinka plays well he can beat anyone on the clay but peak Nadal but that is an utopia right now. He can even beat the guy everyone is saying is unbeatable
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Default Re: Stan "The Man" Wawrinka a good sleeper for the RG title!

I get the feeling Federer is going to win Roland Garros this year.

Assuming he avoids Gulbis along the way! But I can see him taking out Djoker again, probably in the final.
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I get the feeling Federer is going to win Roland Garros this year.

Assuming he avoids Gulbis along the way! But I can see him taking out Djoker again, probably in the final.
Not happening. If Fed can't beat the likes of Gulbis then he can't win the FO. However, he choked so badly against Gulbis it wasn't funny. Remember He was 7-6 5-3 40-15 up with two set points to go up two sets.
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Mark my words, Murray will win RG
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Default Re: Stan "The Man" Wawrinka a good sleeper for the RG title!

Wawrinka also a good sleeper to lose in R1 to a qualifier.
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It's hard to tell with Stan. It could go either way with him. He could have a shock loss to someone random or he could be a dark horse for the title. Hopefully the latter
I doubt that Stan will ever reach another slam final. He was lucky to win the one he did, especially in the final.
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I get the feeling Federer is going to win Roland Garros this year.

Assuming he avoids Gulbis along the way! But I can see him taking out Djoker again, probably in the final.
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Default Re: Stan "The Man" Wawrinka a good sleeper for the RG title!

Definitely possible with the right draw. Imagine if there is a Federer - Murray half, neither would reach the final imo and someone like Wawrinka could well take advantage.

As a Djokovic fan I would be pretty terrified if he has to play Stan in the RG final .
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It depends. You never know with Stan. He could go out to Garcia-Lopez in the first round. Or he could turn on his form and roar his way into the final (as long as he doesn't have to face Rafa along the way, because AO final aside, Rafa-on-clay is probably too much for him).
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I doubt that Stan will ever reach another slam final. He was lucky to win the one he did, especially in the final.
He's been QFs or better in 6 of the last 8 Grand Slams, including two SFs and a win. That's putting yourself in the hunt. If he got a good draw and was in form, he's fully capable of getting to another final. (Of course, he could also go out first round. But I'll take inconsistently brilliant over consistently plodding any day.)
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He's been QFs or better in 6 of the last 8 Grand Slams, including two SFs and a win. That's putting yourself in the hunt. If he got a good draw and was in form, he's fully capable of getting to another final. (Of course, he could also go out first round. But I'll take inconsistently brilliant over consistently plodding any day.)

Stan lost in 1rd at FO last year to Galermo G Lopez. In Madrid he lost to Thiem in 2rd. In Rome he lost to Haas in 3rd. He was so lucky to win MC.
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