First Roger Federer, now Stan Wawrinka is enraged at the French Open. Wawrinka also won today in straight sets defeating Marcel Ilhan, but afterward took exception to a now-deleted article titled “Stan the Man versus Ilhan and Ilham” that appeared for a short time yesterday on rolandgaros.com, the official website of the French Open.
The article went into speculation over Wawrinka’s breakup and rumored romance with WTA 18-year-old Donna Vekic.
“Completely stupid article,” Wawrinka said. “It’s official website of a Grand Slam, so I hope the guy who did that article is not a journalist. I also hope the guy who is supposed to check all the article on the website is not working anymore for the tournament. Because for me, for a Grand Slam website, it should be an article about the tennis and that’s it.
“I saw the article last night. I told the tournament that I wasn’t really happy about it, and I don’t think it was great for the tournament to do that shit article. That’s it. But after that, you know, I’m here to play tennis and to focus on my game. I can put that on the side, and that’s it.”
Wawrinka at least got off to a better start on the court here than he did a year ago when he lost in the first round.
The awkward ''Stan the Man versus Ilhan and Ilham'' article on the Roland Garros site, which just got deleted. pic.twitter.com/1u7JFPjLnG
— Chris de Waard (@TennisPurist) May 23, 2015
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