Stanislas Wawrinka

  • Wildcard Ito upsets top-seeded Wawrinka at Japan Open 2 days ago

    Tokyo: Tatsuma Ito and Michal Przysiezny claimed the biggest wins of their careers at the Japan Open on Tuesday when the local wildcard knocked out top seed Stan Wawrinka and the Polish qualifier saved match points to beat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. World number 103 Ito sealed the stunning 7-5 6-2 first-round victory...
  • Federer beats Wawrinka in Wimbledon quarterfinal July 3, 2014

    London: Seventime champion Roger Federer advanced to his 35th Grand Slam semifinal with a 36, 76 (5), 64, 64 win on Wednesday over fellow Swiss player and Australian Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka. Federer's firstset loss was the first he'd dropped this tournament in five matches, and also marked the first time...
  • Wawrinka sets up allSwiss showdown with Federer July 1, 2014

    London: Australian Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka set up a mouthwatering Wimbledon quarterfinal showdown with fellow Swiss Roger Federer after edging past 19th seed Feliciano Lopez 76(5), 76(7), 63 on Tuesday. The fifth seed had complained about his punishing schedule before the match but was efficiency itself as he won the pivotal...
  • Stanislas Wawrinka through to 4th round at Wimbledon June 30, 2014

    London: Australian Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka kept up his bid for a second Grand Slam singles title when he advanced to the fourth round at Wimbledon on Monday with a 63, 63, 64 win over Denis Istomin. The fifthseeded Wawrinka, who had 12 aces in the match, will play either Feliciano...
  • Roger Federer at his best in Wimbledon opener; Tsonga, Wawrinka progress as well June 24, 2014

    London: The man with the most major titles in tennis came up against the player with the secondworst record in Grand Slam history. So it was no surprise that Roger Federer strolled to a 61, 61, 63 victory on Tuesday over Paolo Lorenzi, a onesided encounter that gave the Swiss star...
  • Wawrinka, Tsonga advance to second round at Wimbledon June 24, 2014

    London: Australian Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka advanced to the second round of Wimbledon with a 63, 64, 63 win over Joao Sousa of Portugal on Tuesday. Wawrinka, who served 18 aces, lost in the first round at the French Open in his first Grand Slam since winning his inaugural major at...
  • Grigor Dimitrov upsets topseeded Stanislas Wawrinka at Queen's June 14, 2014

    London: Fourthseeded Grigor Dimitrov upset topseeded Stanislas Wawrinka 62, 64 on Saturday to reach the final of the grass court Queen's Club tournament, a warmup event for Wimbledon. It was the first victory in their three meetings for Dimitrov, who at age 23 is the youngest player ranked in the world's...
  • Australian Open champion Wawrinka knocked out at Roland Garros May 27, 2014

    Paris: Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka was preparing for a period of deep introspection after a shock French Open firstround defeat against Guillermo GarciaLopez on Monday. The thirdseeded Swiss, who has Samuel Beckett's 'Fail Better' quote tattooed on his left arm, did not look for excuses as he became the tournament's...
  • Wawrinka is now part of 'Big Five', says Djokovic May 23, 2014

    The socalled Big Four of men's tennis is now the Big Five according to longstanding member of the elite Novak Djokovic, but Stanislas Wawrinka is not so sure. Djokovic says Australian Open champion Wawrinka is now the real deal at grand slams and can be talked about as a potential winner...
  • Rafael Nadal not up to usual standards heading to Paris May 23, 2014

    For once, not everything seems so obvious heading into the French Open. Yes, Rafael Nadal will still be favored by most to win the claycourt Grand Slam tournament yet again. He is, after all, 591 for his career at Roland Garros, winner of a record eight championships, including the last four. Still,...
  • Tommy Haas upsets Stanislas Wawrinka at Italian Open May 15, 2014

    Rome: The seemingly ageless Tommy Haas upset thirdseeded Stanislas Wawrinka 57, 62, 63 Thursday to reach the Italian Open quarterfinals. The oldest player in the draw at 36, Haas used his expertise to give Wawrinka trouble with heavy topspin on the red clay courts at the Foro Italico. Haas hadn't beaten a...
  • Wawrinka ousted by young pretender Thiem in Madrid May 7, 2014

    Australian Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka crashed to a shock secondround defeat at the Madrid Open on Tuesday when he was upset 16 62 64 by qualifier Dominic Thiem. Thirdseeded Swiss Wawrinka, who followed up his title in Melbourne with victory at last month's Monte Carlo Masters, started strongly against the 70thranked...
  • Stanislas Wawrinka beats Roger Federer to win Monte Carlo Masters April 20, 2014

    Monaco: Stanislas Wawrinka won the Monte Carlo Masters for the first time after rallying to beat Roger Federer 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-2 in a rare all-Swiss final on Sunday. The Australian Open champion had lost his previous two Masters finals and looked like losing a third until Federer's level dropped suddenly...
  • Roger Federer defeats Novak Djokovic to enter Monte Carlo final April 19, 2014

    Monaco: Roger Federer defeated defending Monte Carlo Masters champion Novak Djokovic 7-5, 6-2 on Saturday to set up an all-Swiss final against Stanislas Wawrinka. Djokovic complained of soreness in his right wrist at the start of the week and took to the court with it heavily strapped. Although he seemed to...
  • Stanislas Wawrinka beats David Ferrer to reach Monte Carlo final April 19, 2014

    Monaco: Australian Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka reached the Monte Carlo Masters final after beating Spaniard David Ferrer 6-1, 7-6 (3) on Saturday to set up a possible all-Swiss decider against Roger Federer. Although the third-seeded Wawrinka made a string of unforced errors - 40 compared to 12 for Ferrer - he...
  • Stanislas Wawrinka beats Milos Raonic to reach Monte Carlo semis April 18, 2014

    Monaco: Australian Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka reached the semi-finals of the Monte Carlo Masters after beating eighth-seeded Milos Raonic of Canada 7-6 (5), 6-2 on Friday. The third-seeded Wawrinka reached the semis five years ago, losing to Novak Djokovic. He faces either eight-time champion Rafael Nadal or sixth-seeded David Ferrer. It is...
  • Stanislas Wawrinka into quarters of Monte Carlo Masters April 17, 2014

    Swiss third seed Stanislas Wawrinka reached the quarter-finals of the Monte Carlo Masters without hitting a ball on Thursday after his third-round opponent Nicolas Almagro withdrew for an unspecified reason. The Australian Open champion advances to meet eighth seed Milos Raonic after the Canadian beat 11th-seeded Spaniard Tommy Robredo 6-4 6-3. Raonic's...
  • Davis Cup: Switzerland trail Kazakhs, Murray puts Britain on brink April 6, 2014

    Roger Federer's hopes of adding a Davis Cup winners' medal to his vast collection of silverware were hanging by a thread on Saturday after Switzerland fell 2-1 behind to Kazakhstan in their World Group quarter-final tie. The 17-times grand slam champion teamed up with Australian Open winner Stanislas Wawrinka on Saturday...
  • Stanislas Wawrinka to open for Swiss in Davis Cup quarters April 3, 2014

    Geneva: Australian Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka will take on Andrey Golubev in the opening singles match of Switzerland's Davis Cup quarter-finals tie against Kazakhstan. With 17-time Grand Slam winner Roger Federer also in the squad, Switzerland is a big favorite to advance to the semifinals for the first time since 2003....
  • Wawrinka, Raonic cruise into last 16 at Miami March 25, 2014

    Miami: Australian Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka booked his spot in the fourth round of the Sony Open on Monday with a no-nonsense 7-5, 6-4 win over Frenchman Edouard Roger-Vasselin. The result matches the third-seeded Swiss's best effort in six visits to Miami and sets up a last 16 meeting with Ukraine's...
  • Federer-Wawrinka beat Bopanna-Qureshi in first round at Indian Wells March 8, 2014

    Indian Wells: Now that the magnitude of his Australian Open triumph has sunk in, Switzerland's Stanislas Wawrinka is aiming to build on his first Grand Slam triumph. The unassuming Swiss, playing his first tournament since he beat Rafael Nadal in the final at Melbourne in January, is the third...
  • Agnieszka Radwanska advances at Indian Wells March 8, 2014

    Indian Wells: Agnieszka Radwanska opened the second round of women's singles at the BNP Paribas Open with a routine victory on Friday while Swiss stars Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka tuned up for their singles matches by winning in the doubles. Radwanska, the Polish player seeded No. 2 in the $10.5...
  • Rafael Nadal to play in Rio Open February 15, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: World No.1 Rafael Nadal has confirmed he will play in next week's Rio Open after recovering from a back injury. The 27yearold winner of 13 Grand Slam titles had been sidelined since his loss to Stanislas Wawrinka in the final of the Australian Open last month, reports...
  • Stanislas Wawrinka to miss Rotterdam tournament February 5, 2014

    Rotterdam: Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka has withdrawn from next week's ABN Amro World Tennis Tournament. The reigning Australian Open champion is recovering from a leg injury and will be replaced by Russian World No.43 Denis Istomin. Last Friday Wawrinka was active for Switzerland in the Davis Cup tie against Serbia but wants...
  • Nadal recovering well from back complaint, tests show February 5, 2014

    Madrid: Rafael Nadal is recovering well from the back problem that wrecked his Australian Open final last month and plans to start training again on Thursday in his native Mallorca, his team said on Tuesday. World number one Nadal lost to Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka in the Melbourne final, preventing the Spaniard...
  • Australian Open final was 'worst hour and a half on court': Nadal February 5, 2014

    Madrid: Spanish world No. 1 Rafael Nadal said the Australian Open final, which he lost to Switzerland's Stanislas Wawrinka, was "the worst hour and a half" he ever spent on a tennis court. The 27yearold Nadal, a 13time Grand Slam champion, said in an interview with the COPE radio network that...
  • Swiss lead, Spain trail, Czechs level in Davis Cup February 1, 2014

    Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka gave Switzerland a 20 lead over last year's runnersup Serbia while injuryhit Spain trailed Germany by the same margin as the Davis Cup World Group firstround ties got underway on Friday. Serbia fielded a second string team without world number two Novak Djokovic, two months after...
  • Nadal not to miss any tournaments with back injury January 29, 2014

    Madrid: Rafael Nadal doesn't expect to miss any tournaments as a result of the back injury that contributed to his loss in the Australian Open final. A statement from the world's topranked player says he will have another medical exam on Monday after doctors in Barcelona examined his back following his...
  • New Australian Open champion Wawrinka now World No. 3 January 27, 2014

    Former Davis Cup coach Enrico Piperno talks about Stanislas Wawrinka's stunning win over World No. 1 Rafael Nadal in the Australian Open final....
  • I never dreamt of lifting a Grand Slam trophy: Stanislas Wawrinka January 27, 2014

    Melbourne: For 35 Grand Slam tournaments, the words of an Irish poet became something of a mantra for Stan Wawrinka. After one too many defeats, he had them inscribed on his left arm. At each ball toss, if he cared to glance, he could see the words of Samuel Beckett: "Ever...