Novak Djokovic: Wawrinka is a Big Challenge [Video]
by Tom Gainey | May 12th, 2011, 9:43 am
  • 4 Comments

In a rematch of their 2008 Internazionali BNL d’Italia final, Novak Djokovic and Stanislas Wawrinka will meet up tonight for a fourth round match in Rome.

Djokovic, who is 33-0 in 2011 with 35 straight match wins now in his pocket, has won seven in a row against Wawrinka. That streak includes a 46, 63 63 win over the Swiss in the 2008 Rome final.

Wawrinka has had two wins both in three sets over Italian players to reach this stage.

The 23-year-old Djokovic could also overtake Rafael Nadal for the No. 1 ranking this week. He’s also on the chase of John McEnroe’s record best start to any season, 42-0 in 1984.


Also Check Out:
Roger Federer Takes The ALS #IceBucketChallenge [Video]
Watch Rafael Nadal Dump A Big Bucket Of Water On His Head For The #IceBucketChallenge [Video]
Caroline Wozniacki Keeps Two Balls in Play
Federer Practices With Wawrinka For Davis Cup, And A Happy Fan Gets A Selfie With Roger [Video]
Let’s Watch Stan Wawrinka Jump Out Of An Airplane In Gstaad [Video]

Don't miss any tennis action, stay connected with Tennis-X

Get Tennis-X news FREE in your inbox every day

4 Comments for Novak Djokovic: Wawrinka is a Big Challenge [Video]

jane Says:

I am glad to hear Nole is taking each of his opponents seriously. That is so important. As I said yesterday, Wawa is comfortable on Rome clay; he has been in the finals here, and he has just taken out 2 crowd favorites in Fognini and Volandri, though I didn’t see those matches. Wawa hasn’t been on a great run of form lately, (i think it was conty who said he was ill?) but it is nice to hear Nole is not underestimating him anyhow.

Go Nole! :)


nitro Says:

I´ll probably be proven wrong, but I´ll go ahead and predict it anyway: It´ll be Soderling who finishes Djokovic´s winning streak in the QF.


jane Says:

Could be? Many of us thought he looked tired today and Soda has more fire power than Wawa. I would actually prefer he rest and get ready for the FO!


kriket Says:

nitro, sorry, wrong (again?:)
it’s great though that Novak keeps proving wrong “Doubtful Thomases” around here. makes all those wins that more amusing :) that being said, I dared to predict he’d crush Muzza. maybe this time I’ll be proven wrong(?). hope not :)

Top story: 2015 Davis Cup Draw: USA Draws Britain Again; France, Canada The Early Favorites?
  • Recent Comments
Rankings
ATP - Sep 15 WTA - Sep 15
1 Novak Djokovic1 Serena Williams
2 Rafael Nadal2 Simona Halep
3 Roger Federer3 Petra Kvitova
4 Stan Wawrinka4 Maria Sharapova
5 David Ferrer5 Agnieszka Radwanska
6 Milos Raonic6 Na Li
7 Tomas Berdych7 Eugenie Bouchard
8 Kei Nishikori8 Angelique Kerber
9 Marin Cilic9 Caroline Wozniacki
10 Grigor Dimitrov10 Ana Ivanovic
More: Tennis T-Shirts | Tennis Shop | Live Tennis Scores | Headlines

Copyright © 2003-2014 Tennis-X.com. All rights reserved.
This website is an independently operated source of news and information and is not affiliated with any professional organizations.