Stan Wawrinka has signed up to play in an ATP 500 tournament in Rotterdam, according to Michal Samulski. In February, Wawrinka will make his sixth main draw appearance on the indoor hard courts in Rotterdam.
Stan Wawrinka will play ATP500 Rotterdam, February 11-19.
—Michal Samulski (@MichalSamulski) December 23, 2022
Wawrinka has found success in Rotterdam, having reached two finals at the tournament. In 2015, Wawrinka defeated Tomas Berdych in the Rotterdam final. Four years later, Wawrinka reached his second Rotterdam final, but this time he did not win the title after losing to Gael Monfils.
Wawrinka’s last appearance in Rotterdam was in 2021, when she lost to Karen Khachanov in the first round. Wawrinka is now ready to return to Rotterdam as he joins a star-studded field of players that includes Daniil Medvedev, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Holger Rune, Andrey Rublev and Felix Auger-Aliassime.
Wawrinka feels like he still has the game
In early December, Wawrinka competed in the Diriyah Tennis Cup. In Saudi Arabia, Wawrinka defeated Matteo Berrettini and Rublev before losing to Medvedev in the semi-final. “I’m not playing badly for my age, I’ve been on tour for many years and luckily we had a super tiebreak in the third set, which was the best for me.
I am happy because I have worked very hard physically but also in my tennis. I love the game and I love the competition, so I’m going to do my best for the next season,» Wawrinka said in Saudi Arabia. Before 2023, Wawrinka decided to part ways with Dani Vallverdu and hire his old coach Magnus Norman.
Three-time Grand Slam champion Wawrinka wants to end his career with Norman as part of his team. “There have been changes after the US Open. I decided to stay with Dani Vallverdu and, together with Magnus, we are looking for the best possible balance to write a final chapter.
With Magnus, we want to finish writing our story together. Magnus is the one who knows my game best, the one who has helped me the most in my career. He is the one who knows my game best. The one who has helped me the most in my career.
He will take care of the off-season and the biggest tournaments, including the Grand Slam. We have to discuss the rest,” Wawrinka said.