Following a tough 5-set loss to Milos Raonic, Stan Wawrinka revealed he’s been feeling sick the last 10 days.
“I’ve been sick since 10 days now,” Wawrinka said after the 3-hour, 45-minute loss. “Still trying to get into the second week. Couldn’t really be at my top. When you play a top guy like Milos, it’s difficult. You need to be 100% to have a chance to beat him.
“Today he push from the beginning. He was there. That’s it. He was better.”
Wawrinka hadn’t lost a match all season or even a set until the Canadian took the Wawrinka for the first time after losing all four prior meetings.
“I think Milos start really well,” Wawrinka said. “He was pushing, playing well. Wasn’t really feeling great there, not playing my best. Wasn’t moving to do something else. I’m surprised to still have went five sets.
“For me, I tried to fight like always, tried to find solution. I think he went a little bit down with his speed, with his movement. I took the opportunity to push him to the fifth set. But for sure I’m disappointed. I know I tried what I could today.”
Wawrinka won the 2014 Australian Open.
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