78 Facts About Stan Wawrinka

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

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2. Stan Wawrinka has a tattoo on his left forearm in italic script that quotes the Irish writer Samuel Beckett in English: "Ever tried.

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

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

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

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6. 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.

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

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8. 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.

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

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

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

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12. 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.

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13. 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.

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14. 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.

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15. 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.

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16. 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.

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

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18. Stan Wawrinka would finish the season as No 4 for the third straight year.

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19. 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.

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20. 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.

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

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

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

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24. Stan Wawrinka eventually advanced to the finals, where he beat Benoit Paire in straight sets and won his fourth title of the season.

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

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26. Stan Wawrinka reached the quarterfinals 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.

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27. 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.

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

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

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30. 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.

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

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

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33. 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 Wawrinka was seeded lower than No 5 Andy Murray and No 4 Roger Federer as they had won the title the previous two seasons.

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34. 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.

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

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

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

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38. 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.

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39. Stan Wawrinka advanced in second place to the semifinals, where he met Novak Djokovic and lost to him for the fourth time that year.

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

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

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42. 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.

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

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

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45. 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.

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46. 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.

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

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

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49. Stan Wawrinka was the flag bearer of Switzerland during the Summer Olympics Parade of Nations.

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

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

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52. 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.

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53. Stan Wawrinka advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2011 Australian Open, after defeating Andy Roddick in three sets to set up an all-Swiss quarterfinal with Roger Federer, which he lost in straight sets.

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

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55. Stan Wawrinka started off 2011 in impressive fashion, defeating No 6 Tomas Berdych along the way to claiming the Chennai Open crown.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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63. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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71. 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.

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72. 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.

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

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

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

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

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77. Stan Wawrinka is sometimes considered as part of the newly-established "Big Five", an expansion of the Big Four of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray.

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

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