Stanislas Wawrinka

Nine-Time Champion Nadal Facing Doubts as French Open Begins

May 24, 2015

Five-time defending champion Rafael Nadal will have to traverse a mine field of obstacles at Roland Garros in the coming fortnight if he is to win his 10th French Open title. The soon-to-be 29-year-old Spaniard is still struggling to regain his confidence and form after an injury and illness plagued 2014 season. Nadal, now ranked […]

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Wawrinka Beats Berdych to Win ABN AMRO Title at Rotterdam

February 15, 2015

Switzerland’s Stanislas Wawrinka rallied to defeat defending champion Tomas Berdych 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 in the final of the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam Sunday afternoon. The No. 8-ranked Swiss showed his Grand Slam pedigree in the key moments to topple Berdych for the sixth time in a row and improve to 11-5 against […]

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Djokovic Still Tops as 2015 Season Begins

December 31, 2014

The calendar flips to a new year tomorrow and the 2015 ATP World Tour kicks off Sunday at Brisbane for another highly competitive season. My thoughts on what has been and what lies ahead. One thing is for sure, Novak Djokovic is the best player on the tour right now and should be again at […]

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Federer Whips Gasquet to Clinch Davis Cup for Switzerland

November 23, 2014

Roger Federer added another jewel to his treasure trove of accomplishments today, helping Switzerland secure its first Davis Cup trophy by defeating France’s Richard Gasquet 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 in the fourth rubber, giving the Swiss an insurmountable 3-1 lead in the best-of-five tie. “This one is for the boys,” said Federer, who was in tears […]

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Mystery Surrounds Federer Withdrawal at ATP World Tour Finals

November 17, 2014

Roger Federer’s last-minute pullout from the ATP World Tour Finals at the O2 Arena in London yesterday completely stunned a disappointed crowd which was anxiously awaiting a blockbuster final between the Swiss icon and Novak Djokovic. Federer, wearing a warmup suit courtside, stated he was unable to compete in the final due to a back […]

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Cilic Dominates Nishikori to Win U.S. Open

September 9, 2014

Croatia’s Marin Cilic defeated No. 10 seed Kei Nishikori of Japan 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 in the final of the U.S. Open last night in a battle of two first-time Grand Slam finalists. Cilic, the 14th seed, became just the third player outside the ‘Big Four’ to win in the last 39 majors, joining Juan Martin […]

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Wawrinka Rallies to Defeat Federer in Monte Carlo Masters Final

April 20, 2014

Stanislas Wawrinka fought back to defeat fellow Swiss Roger Federer 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-2 in the final of the Monte Carlo Masters Sunday afternoon, capturing his tour-leading third title of the year and first career Masters crown. Wawrinka improved to 2-13 against Federer, with his other win also coming at Monte Carlo in 2009. In […]

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Wawrinka Shocks Nadal in Australian Open Final

January 26, 2014

Stanislas Wawrinka won his maiden Grand Slam title, upsetting ailing top seed and heavily favored Rafael Nadal 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 in the final of the Australian Open Sunday night. Wawrinka, playing in his first major title match, became just the second player outside of the Big Four to win a Slam since Marat Safin […]

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Men’s Quarterfinals Set at Australian Open

January 20, 2014

All but one of the top eight men’s seeds made it to the quarterfinals of the Australian Open, as the top half of the draw concluded fourth-round action Monday. Top-seeded Rafael Nadal struggled the most of the day’s four round of 16 winners, edging Japan’s Kei Nishikori in three sets, 7-6 (3), 7-5, 7-6 (3), […]

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First-Time Winners Flourish on ATP Tour in 2013

December 13, 2013

Nicolas Mahut (left) and Fabio Fognini (right) led a group of eight first-time ATP Tour titlists in 2013. It was the year of the newbies. Last year there was just one maiden winner. Not content with their first victories, and perhaps still en fuego at the time, Mahut and Fognini won second career titles in […]

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