A week into the last grand slam tournament of the year, the Swiss tennis players look as sharp as the cheese their country is famously associated with. Roger Federer dispatched of Marinko Matosevic in a straight sets win on Tuesday, all while debuting his new Jordan inspired tennis shoes. And Stanislas Wawrinka rolled through his first round match against Jiri...
Australian Open champ Stan Wawrinka had a rough go of it during a late-night match against Thomaz Bellucci, once yelling at himself and later yelling at a fan he deemed to be “drunk.” The No. 3-seeded Wawrinka ultimately prevailed in a match that went into the wee hours of Thursday morning, beating the 91st-ranked Bellucci […] The post Stan Wawrinka tells apparently ‘drunk’...
World No.3 Stanislas Wawrinka has asked the ATP to officially call him 'Stan'.
Wawrinka’s manager, Lawrence Francopan, told the “Tages-Angzieger”, (Translated) “Stanislas is long and bulky in the written form, also not easy to pronounce. There was always confusion. Furthermore him anyway call all, ‘Stan the Man.’”
It's unclear whether Stan has changed his name in...
Stanislas Wawrinka. Household name.
Tennis types have known him for years, but the new Swiss No. 1 is only now introducing him to the world stage after beating top-ranked Rafael Nadal on Sunday to win the Australian Open for his first career Grand Slam title.
Not familiar with Stan the Man? Here's five things to know:
He is no fluke
Those not paying close attention will point...
Stanislas Wawrinka ousted three-time defending Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic 2-6, 6-4, 6-2, 3-6, 9-7 in the quarterfinals on Tuesday — after another thrilling five-set match in their growing rivalry.Wawrinka (No. 8) beat the world No. 2 for only the third time in 18 matches and ended Djokovic’s streak of 14 Grand Slam semifinals. The 28-year-old Swiss also exacted revenge...
El suizo Stanislas Wawrinka hizo valer su condicion de maximo cabeza de serie y conquisto el titulo del Abierto de Chennai al vencer el domingo 7-5, 6-2 al frances Edouard Roger-Vasselin.
Wawrinka no perdio un solo set durante todo el torneo, en el que logro rebasar las 300 victorias en el tour de la ATP. El suizo, actualmente octavo en el ranking mundial, sumo el quinto de su carrera...
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January 05, 2014
Top-seeded Stanislas Wawrinka regained the Chennai Open title without dropping a set in the tournament when he defeated Edouard Roger-Vasselin of France 7-5, 6-2 on Sunday.
It was the fifth ATP title for 2011 champion Wawrinka, who is presently ranked a career-best eighth. The Swiss moved past 300 wins on the ATP circuit during this tournament.
''It's big winning five tournaments...
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January 04, 2014
Stanislas Wawrinka earned his 300th win on the ATP tour on Friday as he breezed past Slovenian Aljaz Bedene 6-2, 6-1 to reach the semifinals of the Chennai Open.
Wawrinka became only the fourth Swiss player to reach the milestone after Roger Federer (923), Marc Rosset (433) and Jakob Hlasek (432).
"I didn't know about it before coming here," Wawrinka said. "It's been a long time...
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January 02, 2014