Stan Wawrinka responded to a tennis fan on Twitter and suggested that he, too, is surprised that he doesn’t have more than three Grand Slams in his collection. Wawrinka, 37, is a three-time Grand Slam champion and has a great record in Grand Slam finals – the Swiss won his first Grand Slam final before ending up on the losing end in his fourth Grand Slam final.
Wawrinka has also been a Grand Slam semifinalist on five different occasions. One fan tweeted: «Sometimes I still don’t get how Stan Wawrinka has won three Grand Slams!» In the follow-up tweet, the same fan added: «Let me clarify: I didn’t mean that in a negative way!
I love Stan.» Wawrinka noticed the tweet and reacted: «Me neither.» In the 2014 Australian Open final, Wawrinka defeated Rafael Nadal to win his first Grand Slam title. The following year, Wawrinka defeated Novak Djokovic in the 2015 final. French Open.
In 2016, Wawrinka won the US Open after beating Djokovic in the final. Wawrinka played in his last Grand Slam final in 2017, when Nadal handed him a straight-sets defeat in the French Open final. When Wawrinka beat Djokovic in two Grand Slam finals, she delivered exceptional tennis.
In a recent interview, Wawrinka admitted that he loved facing Djokovic in top form. «Of course I remember the matches against Novak, they were always real battles, especially in the Grand Slam tournaments, when he was among the best players in the world.
I remember well my victory against him in 2014 at the Australian Open in the quarterfinals, it was the year of my first Grand Slam title. In fact, I’ve always liked playing against him in top form.»
Henin comments on Rafael Nadal
Speaking to Eurosport, Justine Henin spoke about the future of Rafael Nadal.
«Today the fans are asking a lot of questions about Rafael Nadal, who has already surprised everyone countless times,» Justine Henin analyzed. “Victories at the Australian Open and Roland Garros in 2022 left everyone speechless, proving that Rafa should never be underestimated.
At the same time, it must be admitted that it seems to be in difficulties in recent months. He had several physical problems, became a father in the fall and never returned to 100% fitness. The 2023 Australian Open didn’t go well and he injured his ileus-psoas, something he really didn’t want after the ordeal of the past few months.
Will Rafa be able to get up again? We will find out at Roland Garros”, added the Belgian. Nadal was signed by Djokovic to lead the all-time Grand Slam rankings.