Showing posts with label Stanislas Wawrinka. Show all posts
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Monday, July 1, 2019

Wawrinka wins first round at Wimbledon

Wawrinka wins first round at Wimbledon
Wawrinka wins first round at Wimbledon

Stan Wawrinka defeated Ruben Bemelmans 6-3 6-2 6-2 in the first round at WImbledon.

Admittedly left-hander Bemelmans, ranked 171, was having a decidedly ordinary day with his forehand misfiring completely but it was a powerful statement by Wawrinka nonetheless.

"I think I did a great preparation. I'm happy the way I've been practicing so far here, I've been playing. Really happy the way I've been feeling physically," he told reporters.

"Today was a great match, a great start. Three sets, so it's good to start like that."

Monday, June 3, 2019

Wawrinka wins an epic battle against Tsitsipas

Wawrinka won an epic battle against Tsitsipas
Wawrinka wins an epic battle against Tsitsipas

Stan Wawrinka said he was "relieved" after seeing his winner on match point catch the line to end an "amazing" five-set victory over Stefanos Tsitsipas in the French Open last 16 on Sunday.

The 34-year-old reached his first Grand Slam quarter-final since losing the 2017 Roland Garros final to Rafael Nadal, winning 7-6 (8/6), 5-7, 6-4, 3-6, 8-6 after five hours and nine minutes in the longest match of this year's tournament.

The 2015 champion will face close friend Roger Federer next as he looks to improve his 23-3 losing record against his fellow Swiss.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Goffin beats Wawrinka to advance in Rome

Goffin beats Wawrinka to advance in Rome
Goffin beats Wawrinka to advance in Rome

David Goffin rallied from a set down to beat Stan Wawrinka in three sets and advance to the second round of the Italian Open.

Goffin won through 4-6, 6-0, 6-2 in 1hr 55min against the three-time Grand Slam winner from Switzerland to set up a meeting with Jual Martin Del Potro for a place in the third round.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Nadal and Federer into Indian Wells last 16

Nadal into Indian Wells last 16
Nadal and Federer into Indian Wells last 16

Rafael Nadal beat Diego Schwartzman 6-3, 6-1 to reach the fourth round of the ATP Indian Wells Masters.

Nadal took his record against the world No. 26 to 7-0 in emphatic style, never facing a break point in a match lasting an hour and 16 minutes.

"I did a lot of things well. I started the match very well," Nadal said. "My serve worked very well, especially in the first set. But during the second, I was doing things well anyway, so just happy having a match that I suffered in the past against Diego. We know each other well, so it's a positive victory for me."

Friday, August 31, 2018

Video: Wawrinka beats Humbert at US Open

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Video: Stan the Man Back to Championship Form on Grandstand Court

Stan Wawrinka overcomes the heat & Ugo Humbert with a four set victory. Wawrinka will face the No. 25 seed Milos Raonic in R3.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Nadal, Wawrinka and del Potro winners at US Open

Nadal, Wawrinka and del Potro winners at US Open
Nadal, Wawrinka and del Potro winners at US Open

Rafael Nadal beat Vasek Pospisil 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 and reached the third round at the US Open.

His only hiccup came in the second set, when he dropped his serve to fall 2-4 down.

"The conditions are tough," Nadal said. "It was important to start very well with that break. To win in straight sets is always very positive, especially in these conditions. It's almost midnight, very happy about the victory."

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Video: Wawrinka Defeats Dimitrov | 2018 US Open

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Video: Stan Wawrinka Defeats Grigor Dimitrov in R1 of the 2018 US Open

Stan the Man moves past Grigor Dimitrov in day 1 action of the 2018 US Open.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Video: Federer and Wawrinka Practice | 2018 US Open

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Video: Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka Practice | 2018 US Open

Roger Federer & Stan Wawrinka practice in Arthur Ashe ahead of their 2018 campaigns.

Video: Djokovic and Wawrinka Practice | 2018 US Open

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Video: Novak Djokovic and Stan Wawrinka Practice | 2018 US Open

Novak Djokovic and Stan Wawrinka practice together at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis center ahead of the 2018 US Open. C

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Video Highlights: Wawrinka vs Schwartzman | Cincinnati 2018

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Video Highlights: Wawrinka vs Schwartzman | Cincinnati 2018

Watch highlights of Stan Wawrinka versus No. 12 seed Diego Schwartzman on Monday at the Western & Southern Open.




Photo: Peter Staples/ATP World Tour

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Video: Wawrinka interview after beating Kyrgios in Toronto

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Video: Wawrinka interview after beating Kyrgios in Toronto

Stan Wawrinka talks about he how turned around his first-round match against Nick Kyrgios at the Rogers Cup on Tuesday.

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Stan Wawrinka Wimbledon Second round press conference

Stan Wawrinka Wimbledon Second round press conference
Stan Wawrinka Wimbledon Second round press conference

Stan Wawrinka speaks to the media after his 7-6(7), 6-3, 7-6(6) defeat against Thomas Fabbiano
Q. After such a good first-round win against Grigor, how disappointing is that?
STAN WAWRINKA: Well, for sure I'm really disappoint to lose a match like yesterday and today. I think I was playing really well yesterday. It was really making the game. During the match, I was a little bit between in my game, not aggressive enough, not moving well enough.

Yeah, I had a lot of set points in the first set. Set points again today. Could change a lot. Unfortunately I lost in three sets.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Stan Wawrinka Wimbledon First round press conference

Stan Wawrinka Wimbledon First round press conference
Stan Wawrinka Wimbledon First round press conference

Stan Wawrinka speaks to the media after his 1-6, 7-6(3), 7-6(5), 6-4 first round win over Grigor Dimitrov

Q 6-1 down, 23 minutes, not very good form going into the tournament. What were you thinking at that moment?
STAN WAWRINKA: Was for sure not the best moment of the match. Was tough. But to lose that 6-1, I still think at that moment that I wasn't playing that bad. I was missing few things. The set went quick. I've been practicing so hard last few weeks on grass to get my level there, to be ready for big match, to know that I can count on my game.

I had to put myself together again, to try to fight, try to find solution. I also knew before the match that it's tough for Grigor to play against me in the first round, especially he's also looking for confidence, he didn't win so many big match recently.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Murray beats Wawrinka to claim first win since return

Murray beats Wawrinka to claim first win since return
Murray beats Wawrinka to claim first win since return

Andy Murray claimed his first win since returning from a hip injury as he trounced Stan Wawrinka 6-1 6-3 in the first round of the Eastbourne championships.

An unlikely clash on the sun-baked south coast between two wild cards ranked 156th and 225th respectively was not much of a contest but was hugely significant for Murray as he tested his fitness for next week's Wimbledon.

Having lost to Australian Nick Kyrgios in the first round of last week's Queen's Club tournament -- his first match for almost a year -- Murray took a late entry into Eastbourne to put his hip through another examination.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Cilic, Wawrinka making winning starts at Queen's Club

Wawrinka making winning starts at Queen's Club
Cilic, Wawrinka making winning starts at Queen's Club

Marin Cilic hopes another good run at Queen's Club will stand him in good stead for Wimbledon.

The top-seeded Cilic was champion in 2012 and runner-up in 2013 and 2017. He came close at Wimbledon last year, losing to Roger Federer after suffering from bad blisters in the final.

He made a winning start at Queen's Club on Monday, beating Fernando Verdasco of Spain 6-3, 6-4.

"You can't live on the glory from last year, you have to show that again," Cilic said. "The grass-court season, it's short but it's sweet as well."

Video: Queen's Club 2018 Monday Highlights

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Video: Queen's Club 2018 Monday Highlights

Watch highlights as top seed Marin Cilic moves safely through on Monday at the Fever-Tree Championships, as do Gilles Muller and Stan Wawrinka.




Photo Credit: Getty/Fever-Tree Championships.

Video: Wawrinka Interview | Queen's Club 2018

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Video: Wawrinka Interview | Queen's Club 2018

Watch Stan Wawrinka discuss his opening-round victory against Cameron Norrie at the Fever-Tree Championships on Monday.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Wawrinka crashes out in Roland Garros first round

Wawrinka crashes out in Roland Garros first round
Wawrinka crashes out in Roland Garros first round

Stan Wawrinka continued to struggle with form and fitness as he was dumped out in the first round by Guillermo Garcia-Lopez on Monday, a defeat which will send his world ranking plummeting.

Wawrinka, who lost to Rafael Nadal in last year's final and won the 2015 title, was beaten in a five-set thriller 6-2, 3-6, 4-6, 7-6 (7/5), 6-3 by the Spanish world number 67 on Court Suzanne Lenglen.

The 33-year-old has been plagued by a knee injury and arrived at Roland Garros having won just one match on clay in Geneva last week, his first event in three months.

Friday, March 2, 2018

Wawrinka withdraws from Indian Wells and Miami Open

Wawrinka withdraws from Indian Wells and Miami Open

Stan Wawrinka announced he won't be playing at the Miami Open and Indian Wells tournaments this month to continue his recovery from a persistent knee injury.

Wawrinka curtailed his season in August last year after battling injury through the grasscourt campaign.

He returned to competition at the Australian Open in January but hobbled to a second round exit.

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Video: Stan Wawrinka | Challenger Vault

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Video: Stan Wawrinka | Challenger Vault

In this edition of the Challenger Vault, Stan Wawrinka reflects on his ATP Challenger Tour victory in Lugano, Switzerland in 2009 and talks about how the circuit helped grow his game.