Stan Wawrinka He is trying to find his best physical shape after the numerous injuries that have prevented him from playing continuously in recent seasons. The Swiss has decided to restart from the United Cup and represent his country in the new team event.
Switzerland began the tournament by beating Kazakhstan emphatically 5-0 and Wawrinka overcame a 6-3, 7-6(3) finale over World No. 37 Alexander Bublik. At the press conference, Wawrinka was reminded that Roger Federer Y Rafael Nadal they were able to win a Grand Slam after undergoing surgery.
The Swiss tennis player underwent surgery on his left foot in March 2021.
Wawrinka on Federer and Nadal: «Impossible comparison»
Stan explained: «I think it’s impossible to compare Federer and Nadal with other players.
We are all different. I had surgery for the first time in 2017 and was able to get back in the top 20. I was playing at a very good level and I was very happy with that. Now, I had a new operation and I am 37 years old. I’m not getting any younger.
It is very difficult. I still think that I can achieve important results and win tournaments. I hope to do it next season. I don’t know what kind of tournament, but as long as I enjoy and love playing tennis and do everything I have to to give it my all, I’ll keep going.
Obviously it wouldn’t be fun to lose every week. I want to experience the feeling of being able to win more games again. Match against Bublik? I am very happy with my performance. I expressed a high level, I was very focused.
I didn’t expect to play so well in the first game of the year. It’s never easy to play against an opponent like Bublik, so I’m happy with my game. Captain and player in this tournament? So far things are going well, I felt very good in both roles.
I really wanted to play the United Cup; I think the format is great and it offers the possibility for male and female players to play together.»