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Hi,

I am curious whether Stan Wawrinka changed his name only for professional purposes or even for personal matters (like in passport etc.).
 

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I'm sure it was for tennis purposes only. Comparable to an artist's stage name. No need to change the legal name.

"Stan" Wawrinka will make his first tournament appearance at the French Open. Stanislas Wawrinka is now officially going by Stan, having requested the change with the ATP.
http://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2014/05/french-open-be-first-tournament-stan-wawrinka/51543/

Edit: this swiss article confirms that Stan is only his tennis player name. No change in his passport.

http://www.aargauerzeitung.ch/sport/tennis/spitzname-gilt-nun-auch-offiziell-wawrinka-beseitigt-das-islas-127998011
 

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It's like with Murray. Full name is Andrew Murray but on the ATP they just call him Andy Murray.
 

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I don't think he changed his name. It seems like he shortened it for a nickname.
Well, I'm pretty sure is kind of official. For example see: http://www.onthegotennis.com/home/wawrinka-changes-his-name-to-stan.html (Google can give you couple more sources). They say he offically asked ATP to be called just "Stan" (and you can see that in offical French Open draw he, indeed, is just "Stan"). But they also mentioned it is unclear wheather he changed his name in other official documents. So I was curious wheather is here anybody with more info about this subject.
 
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