194 Facts About Stan Wawrinka


Stanislas Wawrinka is a Swiss professional tennis player.


Stan Wawrinka reached a career-high Association of Tennis Professionals singles ranking of world No 3 for the first time on 27 January 2014.


Stan Wawrinka considers clay his best and favorite surface, and his serve and backhand his best shots.


Stan Wawrinka started playing tennis at the age of eight, and played once a week until he was eleven, when he started to practise three times a week.


Stan Wawrinka stopped attending regular schooling at age 15 to focus full-time on tennis.


Stan Wawrinka turned professional in 2002 at the age of 17.


Stan Wawrinka was coached from age eight until June 2010 by Dimitri Zavialoff.


Stan Wawrinka is a three-time Grand Slam tournament winner, Olympic champion and Davis Cup champion for his country.


Stan Wawrinka achieved a top-10 ranking by the ATP for the first time on 12 May 2008, and first reached a career peak of world No 3 on 27 January 2014, at the same time as he became the Swiss No 1.


Stan Wawrinka has reached four Grand Slam singles finals in his career to date, winning three: the 2014 Australian Open, the 2015 French Open and the 2016 US Open; each time he defeated the reigning world No 1 in the championship match.


Stan Wawrinka is the second Swiss male player to win a Grand Slam after Federer.


Stan Wawrinka played in the longest doubles match in history at the 2013 Davis Cup, in a tie against the Czech Republic, partnering with Marco Chiudinelli.


Stan Wawrinka started playing international junior events at age 14 and entered the satellite circuit the following year.


Stan Wawrinka compiled an outstanding junior career, winning the Junior French Open in 2003 and reaching as high as No 7 in the junior world rankings in June 2003.


That year Stan Wawrinka had his Davis Cup debut with the Swiss National Team.


Stan Wawrinka lost his first match against Victor Hanescu in a dead rubber.


Stan Wawrinka finished the year ranked No 162 in the world rankings.


Stan Wawrinka had his Grand Slam debut at the French Open.


Stan Wawrinka won against 22nd seed and Olympic gold medalist Nicolas Massu in the first round, in four sets.


Stan Wawrinka's run ended in the third round losing in four sets to the eventual runner-up Mariano Puerta.


Stan Wawrinka had his first singles final at the Swiss Open, but lost to Gaston Gaudio.


At the US Open, Stan Wawrinka defeated Rajeev Ram and Mariano Puerta in five sets before losing in the third round to Nicolas Massu.


Stan Wawrinka showed some impressive backhand skills, but was unable to deal with Nadal's heavy game.


Stan Wawrinka lost in the final to Novak Djokovic, despite taking the opening set.


Stan Wawrinka reached the fourth round of the US Open, where British player Andy Murray defeated him in straight sets.


Stan Wawrinka lost to Rafael Nadal in the fourth round at the Miami Masters in Key Biscayne.


At the Monte-Carlo Masters, Stan Wawrinka defeated No 2 Roger Federer in straight sets, an upset which halted the chance of a fourth straight Nadal-Federer final in Monte Carlo.


At the French Open Stan Wawrinka defeated Nicolas Devilder in five sets and Nicolas Massu in straight sets.


Stan Wawrinka lost to Nikolay Davydenko in the third round in four sets.


Stan Wawrinka played in the Davis Cup tie with Italy and won in his first match against Andreas Seppi in straight sets.


Stan Wawrinka started his 2010 season by reaching the final of the Chennai Open, losing to Marin Cilic in two tie-breaks.


Stan Wawrinka reached the third round at the Australian Open, losing to Cilic again.


Stan Wawrinka returned to the ATP Tour at the Sony Ericsson Open after his wife gave birth to their daughter.


Stan Wawrinka defeated Kevin Anderson, before losing to Mikhail Youzhny in the third round.


Stan Wawrinka started his clay-court season in Casablanca at the 2010 Grand Prix Hassan II.


Stan Wawrinka became the 13th seed at the Monte-Carlo Masters and defeated Victor Hanescu in the first round in a rematch of the Casablanca final.


Stan Wawrinka then beat Latvian Ernests Gulbis to advance to the third round.


Stan Wawrinka reached the quarterfinals in Rome, losing to Rafael Nadal, and the semifinals in Belgrade, losing to John Isner.


The partnership with Lundgren showed its benefits in the US Open, where Stan Wawrinka reached the quarterfinals, beating fourth seed Andy Murray along the way.


Stan Wawrinka started off 2011 by defeating No 6 Tomas Berdych along the way to claiming the Chennai Open crown.


Stan Wawrinka beat Xavier Malisse in the final in three sets.


Stan Wawrinka came back from two sets and a break down to defeat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the third round of the French Open, before being defeated by Federer once more.


Stan Wawrinka was defeated by Simone Bolelli in the second round of Wimbledon and Donald Young at the same stage of the US Open.


Stan Wawrinka played the rest of the season without a coach.


Stan Wawrinka started the season in Chennai, where he made the quarterfinals, before being defeated by Go Soeda.


Stan Wawrinka made the fourth round of the French Open after defeating Flavio Cipolla, Andujar, and Gilles Simon.


Stan Wawrinka then had a series of first-round exits at Wimbledon, Gstaad, and in the Summer Olympics, where he lost to the eventual gold medallist Andy Murray.


Stan Wawrinka was Team Switzerland national flag bearer at the Parade of Nations.


Stan Wawrinka teamed with Roger Federer again in doubles at the Olympics, but they were eliminated in the second round.


Stan Wawrinka made the semifinals of the Masters 1000 event in Cincinnati, before he was defeated by Federer, the eventual champion.


Stan Wawrinka again played doubles with Jarkko Nieminen, and they were eliminated in the second round.


At the US Open, Stan Wawrinka reached the fourth round, but was forced to retire in his match against second seed Novak Djokovic due to illness.


Stan Wawrinka teamed with Frenchman Benoit Paire to win the doubles title at the Chennai Open against the German team of Andre Begemann and Martin Emmrich.


Stan Wawrinka lost a gruelling five-set thriller against Novak Djokovic which lasted just over five hours, finally losing in the 22nd game of the fifth set.


Stan Wawrinka made it to the final of the Copa Claro in Buenos Aires, losing to David Ferrer in that final.


Stan Wawrinka won the fourth title of his career at the Portugal Open, where he defeated the top seed and No 4 David Ferrer.


Stan Wawrinka made it to the quarterfinals of the French Open for the first time after recovering from two sets down to beat Richard Gasquet in the fourth round, but subsequently lost to defending and seven-time champion Rafael Nadal in straight sets.


Stan Wawrinka started the grass-court season at the Topshelf Open in 's-Hertogenbosch and made it to the final, where he lost to grass-court specialist Nicolas Mahut.


Stan Wawrinka went to the ATP World Tour Finals for the first time in his career.


Stan Wawrinka made an impact on the tournament, beating Tomas Berdych and David Ferrer in round-robin matches.


Stan Wawrinka began his ninth season on the ATP World Tour with a win at the Chennai Open in India, winning this tournament for the second time in his career, defeating Edouard Roger-Vasselin in the final in straight sets.


At the Australian Open, Stan Wawrinka beat Andrey Golubev and Alejandro Falla in the first two rounds, then had a walkover when Vasek Pospisil pulled out of their third-round match, followed by a straight-set win over Tommy Robredo.


Stan Wawrinka then faced off against another first-time Australian Open semifinalist, Tomas Berdych, winning the match in four tight sets.


Stan Wawrinka is the second Swiss man to win a Grand Slam singles title after Federer.


Stan Wawrinka was beaten in his first match by Andrey Golubev, then he and Federer lost their doubles match to Golubev and Aleksandr Nedovesov.


However, Stan Wawrinka then came from a set down to beat Kukushkin and level the match again.


At the Monte-Carlo Masters, Stan Wawrinka crushed Marin Cilic in the second round, losing only two games in the process.


Stan Wawrinka then received a walkover in the third round to Nicolas Almagro.


Stan Wawrinka defeated David Ferrer in the semifinals to become one of the few players to reach the finals of all 3 Masters tournament on clay.


However, Stan Wawrinka fought back to take a close second set in a tiebreak, and after that, Stan Wawrinka gained the momentum.


Stan Wawrinka did not relinquish his advantage, winning his first Masters 1000 title on his third attempt.


In doing so, Stan Wawrinka took over the top spot in the 'Race to London'.


However, Stan Wawrinka had less success in his next two tournaments, losing in the second round in Madrid to Dominic Thiem and the third round of Rome to Tommy Haas.


Later that month, Stan Wawrinka participated in the Aegon Championships, knocking out Marcos Baghdatis, Sam Querrey, and Marinko Matosevic without dropping a set, before losing to eventual champion Grigor Dimitrov in the semifinals.


Stan Wawrinka was seeded fifth for Wimbledon due to the tournament's seeding process being a combination of world ranking and recent grass court form, meaning Stan Wawrinka was seeded lower than No 5 Andy Murray and No 4 Roger Federer as they had won the title the previous two seasons.


Stan Wawrinka proceeded to have his best-ever run at the tournament, reaching the quarterfinals for the first time, dropping just one set in the process.


Stan Wawrinka faced Federer in the first all-Swiss men's quarterfinal in Wimbledon history, losing in four close sets.


Stan Wawrinka was seeded third for the US Open due to Nadal's withdrawal.


Stan Wawrinka reached his fifth Grand Slam quarterfinal from the last seven tournaments, defeating Tommy Robredo in four sets in the fourth round, having survived set points in the third-set tiebreaker.


Stan Wawrinka was eventually beaten by finalist Kei Nishikori in five sets.


Stan Wawrinka was up a break in the third set against Simon, but won only one of the final five games.


At the time, Stan Wawrinka was ranked No 4 and Simon No 29 on the ATP rankings.


At the Paris Masters 1000, Stan Wawrinka recorded his first win since the US Open against Dominic Thiem.


Stan Wawrinka had a good run in the ATP World Tour Finals, where he beat Tomas Berdych and Marin Cilic.


Stan Wawrinka lost to Djokovic in the next round-robin match, but progressed to the semifinals.


Stan Wawrinka did not play on the final day, as Federer sealed the tie, by beating Gasquet in straight sets for Switzerland's first Davis Cup title.


Stan Wawrinka next competed at the Open 13 in Marseille, where he reached the quarterfinals, losing to Sergiy Stakhovsky.


Stan Wawrinka then competed at the Indian Wells Masters, where he lost to Robin Haase in his opening match, after receiving a first-round bye.


Stan Wawrinka next played the Miami Masters in Miami, losing to Adrian Mannarino in straight sets in the third round.


Stan Wawrinka later lost in the third round at the Mutua Madrid Open, again to Dimitrov.


Stan Wawrinka next competed in the French Open, as the 8th seed.


Stan Wawrinka beat Marsel Ilhan and Dusan Lajovic in three and four sets, respectively, before beating Steve Johnson and Gilles Simon in straight sets to reach the quarterfinals, and defeated compatriot Roger Federer in straight sets to reach his first Roland Garros semifinal.


Stan Wawrinka broke Djokovic's service twice in the set, reeling off six of the final seven games of the match.


Stan Wawrinka is the first man to win Roland Garros after losing in the first round in the previous year since Albert Costa in 2002, and the first former boys' champion to win the men's title since Mats Wilander in 1982.


Stan Wawrinka exited from Queen's Club as the Swiss bowed out of the Aegon Championships in the second round, against eventual runner-up Kevin Anderson.


Stan Wawrinka reached the quarter finals of Wimbledon, the furthest he had ever reached, matching his result from last year, but was ousted by Richard Gasquet in a five-set thriller, despite being up two sets to one.


Stan Wawrinka continued his dominant Grand Slam form at the US Open, with wins over Albert Ramos, Chung Hyeon, Ruben Bemelmans, Donald Young.


Stan Wawrinka then beat South African Kevin Anderson in straight sets in the quarterfinals to advance to the semifinals, where he was dispatched in straight sets by Roger Federer.


Stan Wawrinka then helped Switzerland advance to the Davis Cup World Group with a five-set win over Dutchman Thiemo de Bakker in Geneva.


Stan Wawrinka then competed in the Rakuten Japan Open Tennis Championships, entering as the first seed.


Stan Wawrinka avenged his loss to Tatsuma Ito at the same tournament the previous year by defeating him in the second round.


Stan Wawrinka then entered the Shanghai Rolex Masters, where he defeated former US Open champion Marin Cilic in a three-set battle before losing in straight sets to Rafael Nadal in the quarterfinals.


Stan Wawrinka then matched his performance at the ATP World Tour Finals the previous year by reaching the semifinals in London with round-robin wins over Andy Murray and David Ferrer.


Stan Wawrinka started his season at the Chennai Open where he was the two-time defending champion and 1st seed.


Stan Wawrinka successfully defended his title without dropping a set the entire tournament.


Stan Wawrinka then played in the Australian Open where he was the 4th seed.


Stan Wawrinka then played qualifier Radek Stepanek where he won in straight sets.


Stan Wawrinka then proceeded to the third round where he played Lukas Rosol.


Stan Wawrinka won in straight sets to mark his 400th career win.


Stan Wawrinka then played in the Open 13 as the 1st seed.


Stan Wawrinka started against Sergiy Stakhovsky who had defeated him here last year.


Stan Wawrinka had a disappointing loss to good friend Benoit Paire.


Stan Wawrinka then played in the Dubai Tennis Championships as the 2nd seed.


Stan Wawrinka won against Sergiy Stakhovsky, qualifier Franko Skugor and Philipp Kohlschreiber.


Stan Wawrinka then played in the first masters 1000 of the year at the Indian Wells Masters as the 3rd seed.


At the Miami Open Stan Wawrinka lost in the first round to Andrey Kuznetsov.


Stan Wawrinka then suffered a two set loss to the eventual champion, Rafael Nadal.


Stan Wawrinka then suffered another first round exit at the Madrid Open to Nick Kyrgios.


Stan Wawrinka then competed at the Rome Masters as the 4th seed.


Stan Wawrinka had a three set win against Benoit Paire but then had a three set loss to Juan Monaco, who was here with a protected ranking.


At the Geneva Open Stan Wawrinka had two easy wins against Albert Ramos Vinolas and Pablo Carreno Busta, and a three set victory over Lukas Rosol.


Stan Wawrinka won his 3rd title of the year with a tight straight sets win.


Against Lukas Rosol Stan Wawrinka was down two sets to one, but came through in five sets.


Stan Wawrinka then played at Queens in the Aegon Championships as the second seed.


Stan Wawrinka then faced qualifier Alessandro Giannessi, winning in three sets.


Stan Wawrinka then played a four-hour match in the third round against British player Daniel Evans, which saw Wawrinka save a match point in the fourth set tiebreak, before beating Evans in five sets.


Stan Wawrinka defeated Kei Nishikori in the semifinals in four sets and went on to defeat Novak Djokovic in four sets to win the 2016 US Open, his third major title in as many years and his eleventh consecutive win in a championship final.


Stan Wawrinka defeated the No 1 player in the finals of all three of his grand slam titles.


Stan Wawrinka then entered St Petersburg Open, and reached the final, losing to rising teenager Alexander Zverev Jr.


Stan Wawrinka did not achieve more notable results for the rest of the season, losing to Gilles Simon in the third round of Shanghai Rolex Masters, Mischa Zverev in the quarterfinals of Swiss Indoors, and Jan-Lennard Struff in the second round of Paris Masters after holding matchpoint.


Stan Wawrinka then played his final tournament of the season at the ATP World Tour Finals, and for the first time failed to make to the semifinals, losing his first round robin match in straight sets to Kei Nishikori, then beating Marin Cilic in 2 tiebreaks, and losing to No 1 Andy Murray in straight sets.


Stan Wawrinka reached the semifinals, losing to No 5 Kei Nishikori in straight sets.


Stan Wawrinka then played Steve Johnson and beat him in straight sets and played Viktor Troicki in the third round, winning in four sets.


Stan Wawrinka then beat 12th seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in three sets, to set up a semifinal against his compatriot and 17th seed Roger Federer.


Stan Wawrinka was then upset by Damir Dzumhur in the first round of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships in straight sets.


Stan Wawrinka then beat Dominic Thiem in three sets to reach his ninth ATP Masters 1000 semifinal.


Stan Wawrinka defeated first-time Masters semifinalist Pablo Carreno Busta in straight sets to reach his first final at Indian Wells, as well as his first Masters final on hard court.


Stan Wawrinka was defeated by Roger Federer in the final in straight sets.


Stan Wawrinka was notably the only person to break Federer's serve during the entire tournament, after he broke Federer's opening service game in the second set.


At the Miami Masters Stan Wawrinka was the top seed at a Masters 1000 tournament for the first time in his career, after No 1 Andy Murray and No 2 Novak Djokovic both withdrew due to elbow injuries.


Stan Wawrinka was defeated in the fourth round by Alexander Zverev Jr.


At the French Open, Stan Wawrinka defeated Jozef Kovalik, Alexandr Dolgopolov, Fabio Fognini, Gael Monfils and Marin Cilic in straight sets.


Stan Wawrinka then entered Wimbledon with the chance to complete his career Grand Slam, but lost his opening match against Daniil Medvedev, a Russian player who was making his Wimbledon debut, in four sets.


On 4 August 2017, Stan Wawrinka announced that he would undergo surgery to repair the damage on his knee, and that he would miss the remainder of the 2017 tennis season.


Stan Wawrinka made his return to the tour at the 2018 Australian Open, where he lost in the second round to Tennys Sandgren in straight sets.


Stan Wawrinka then played at the 2018 Geneva Open where he was the two-time defending champion but his title defense ended in a straight sets defeat to Marton Fucsovics in the quarterfinals.


Stan Wawrinka entered Queens as a wildcard, losing to fifth seed Sam Querrey in the second round.


Stan Wawrinka gained entry to Eastbourne as a wildcard, where, in the first round, he played Andy Murray, who was playing just his second tournament after a year-long absence from the sport.


Stan Wawrinka was unseeded at Wimbledon, but upset 6th-seed Grigor Dimitrov in the first round in four sets.


Stan Wawrinka then lost to Thomas Fabbiano in straight sets.


Stan Wawrinka received wildcard entry to the 2018 Rogers Cup, where he defeated 16th seed Nick Kyrgios in the first round and Marton Fucsovics in the second before being defeated by top seed and eventual champion Rafael Nadal in two close sets.


Stan Wawrinka entered the 2018 US Open as a wildcard, where he was again drawn against Grigor Dimitrov in the first round.


Stan Wawrinka triumphed in straight sets and advanced to the third round, defeating Ugo Humbert in four sets.


Stan Wawrinka then lost to Milos Raonic in the third round.


Stan Wawrinka received a wildcard for the 2018 Shanghai Rolex Masters.


Stan Wawrinka started his 2019 season at the Qatar Open, where he lost in quarterfinals to eventual champion Roberto Bautista Agut.


At the Rotterdam Open, Stan Wawrinka reached his first tournament final in over 20 months, where he fell to Gael Monfils in three sets, and this was followed by a three set defeat to Nick Kyrgios in the quarterfinals of the Mexico Open.


Stan Wawrinka won his first two matches against Jozef Kovalik and Cristian Garin before beating Grigor Dimitrov for the third time in the last four majors to record his 500th career win.


Stan Wawrinka then defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas in the fourth in an 'epic' five setter that lasted 5 hours and 9 minutes to advance to his first major quarterfinal in two years.


Stan Wawrinka went on to lose the quarterfinal to Daniil Medvedev.


At the 2020 Australian Open, Stan Wawrinka beat Damir Dzumhur in four sets in the first round before defeating Andreas Seppi in five sets in the second round.


Stan Wawrinka then progressed to the fourth round after John Isner retired with injury and then upset Daniil Medvedev in five sets to reach the quarterfinals.


Stan Wawrinka then lost his quarterfinal match to Alexander Zverev in four sets.


Stan Wawrinka did not participate in the 2020 US Open due to the health situation in New York, one of the worst affected states.


At the 2020 French Open, Stan Wawrinka defeated Andy Murray in straight sets and then followed it up with a four-set win over Dominik Koepfer in the second round.


Stan Wawrinka then lost in the third round to Hugo Gaston in five sets.


At the 2021 Australian Open, Stan Wawrinka defeated Pedro Sousa in straight sets in the first round before losing to Marton Fucsovics in five sets in the second round.


Stan Wawrinka made his return to professional tennis in March at the 2022 Andalucia Challenger, an event on the ATP Challenger Tour.


Stan Wawrinka lost in straight sets to Elias Ymer in the first round.


Stan Wawrinka then played at the Monte-Carlo Masters where he accepted a wildcard into the main draw.


Stan Wawrinka lost to Alexander Bublik in the first round despite winning the first set.


At Wimbledon, where he received a wildcard, Stan Wawrinka lost in the first round to Jannik Sinner in four sets.


At the US Open, using protected ranking, Stan Wawrinka retired during his first round match against Corentin Moutet due to undisclosed reasons.


Stan Wawrinka became the fourth active man to record 60 Top-10 wins, and the 16th man in the Open Era to do it.


Stan Wawrinka revealed he has rehired Magnus Norman as his coach.


Stan Wawrinka returned to the top 100 at world No 97 on 27 February 2023.


Stan Wawrinka is known for his fast serve which has reached as high as 232 kilometres per hour.


Stan Wawrinka's forehand, considered a weakness early in his career, has improved significantly and is a big weapon in his game.


Stan Wawrinka survived a fightback from No 1 Novak Djokovic at the 2015 French Open final, being down one break of serve in the fourth set, before breaking Djokovic's service twice to clinch the title.


Stan Wawrinka defeated Djokovic at three Grand Slam tournaments which he won, including two finals.


Stan Wawrinka defeated Djokovic in four sets to win the 2016 US Open singles title.


At the 2019 US Open, Stan Wawrinka defeated Djokovic after Djokovic retired injured trailing two sets to love.


Stan Wawrinka defeated Federer in straight sets during the 2015 French Open quarterfinals en route to winning his first ever French Open title although Federer then reversed it with a straight sets victory in the 2015 US Open semifinals.


Stan Wawrinka ended Murray's title defence at the 2013 US Open quarterfinals with a comfortable straight sets victory.


Around this time Stan Wawrinka was identified by some, including Djokovic, as a potential contender to turn the Big Four tennis quartet into a "Big Five", although Stan Wawrinka himself downplayed those suggestions, stating that he was still far behind the others.


Stan Wawrinka scored his first win against Nadal in their first Grand Slam final, the 2014 Australian Open final in 4 sets, denying Nadal's double career slam.


Stan Wawrinka was born in Switzerland to a German father and Swiss mother.


On 4 January 2011, Swiss media reported that Stan Wawrinka separated from the family, less than one year after his daughter's birth.


The couple later reconciled, but on 19 April 2015 Stan Wawrinka posted a statement on his Facebook page announcing their divorce.


Stan Wawrinka began dating WTA player Donna Vekic in 2015, their relationship becoming public knowledge after Nick Kyrgios taunted Stan Wawrinka over it during a match at Montreal.


Stan Wawrinka appeared in the 2015 ESPN body issue, posing nude in athletic poses.


Stan Wawrinka is a self-proclaimed "big fan" of the Lausanne HC, his hometown ice hockey team.


Stan Wawrinka has been known to use Babolat's RPM Blast as his string of choice, opting to string his rackets at 27 kilograms in the main strings and 25 kilograms in the cross strings.


Stan Wawrinka is an ambassador for the TGV Lyria train service between France and Switzerland, with his photo appearing on the exterior of the high-speed trains.