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Seeing that Stan now even struggles in Slams, makes it likely he has to develop a regular Plan B to have a chance of maybe getting back to a semifinal in a Slam again, or at least return to the Top 10 even if for a bit while. Movement seemingly can't be called to be good at times, which seems his biggest issue at the moment. What tools do you think Stan has that he rarely use but can be a key to finding solutions when his usual game is failing more often now? Or do you think it's all in the mind and maybe body that he needs to adjust?
 

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He's turning 36 in few months, there's no plan B against that. However, this year has been too messed up to draw any meaningful conclusion, anyone would struggle after a 6 months pause.
 

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He's turning 36 in few months, there's no plan B against that. However, this year has been too messed up to draw any meaningful conclusion, anyone would struggle after a 6 months pause.
Age is the not the main problem. The injuries have robbed him of his explosiveness. I doubt he will ever be the same, but you never know. His game is simple, hit through the other guy. No point looking to do something different.
 

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Someone like Wawrinka doesn't really have unused strengths. He's a rather one dimensional player that was simply able to capitalise on his style of play and get absolutely the most out of himself. He's not the type of guy who had a wide array of shots or tactics at his disposal - the simplicity in his game was what helped him in the first place because he always knew what he had to do. His best bet now is to manipulate his schedule and effort next season so he can peak for one or two more slams.
 
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