Monday, June 27, 2022

On Stan Wawrinka's three Grand Slam titles and the Big Five

As Stan Wawrinka warms up for his first-round match at Wimbledon against tenth-seeded twenty-year-old Jannick Sinner, his best results at Grand Slams were just posted on the screen: two quarterfinals at Wimbledon (2014 and 2015), and of course his three victories (Australian Open 2014, Roland Garros 2015, US Open 2016). In each of those finals, he defeated the player who was then ranked number one: Rafael Nadal in the first and Novak Djokovic in the other two. And he won all three in four sets. With his three titles, he deserves to be considered part of a Big Five for this era, along with Nadal, Djokovic, Roger Federer, and Andy Murray. (Andrew Shields, #111words, 27 June 2022)

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