Wawrinka Tops Finals Virgin Coric for 3rd Straight ATP Chennai Title

by Staff | January 10th, 2016, 2:35 pm

A title during the first week of the season is special for most players. For Swiss Stan Wawrinka its become expected.
Wawrinka on Sunday stared down rising teen star Borna Coric 6-3, 7-5 for his third straight title, and fourth career, at the Aircel Chennai Open in India.

Over the three years of taking home trophies the Swiss hasn’t dropped a set in Chennai.

“I’m always trying to improve,” Wawrinka said. “I’m trying to move better, trying to play more aggressive with a better forehand and serve better. I’m very happy with my serve this week. I’m happy to get the trophy again. It’s a great feeling.”

It was the 11th career title for the 30 year old, who broke for a 4-2 lead in the first set, then broke in the 11th game of the second set before serving it out.

The 19-year-old Coric was appearing in his first tour final, grinding through three three-set matches to reach the championship stage. He was trying to end an eight-year drought for teenage winners on the ATP tour. Wawrinka improved to 3-0 career against Coric who entered the tournament at No. 44 on the ATP Rankings.

“It was a great week for me here,” Coric said. “I arrived a couple days before the event and got some great practice in the heat. Obviously facing Stan in my first final was a tough challenge. Nevertheless I’m very happy with my week and the start into the season.”

Wawrinka improved to 12-9 in career finals, beefing up his No. 4 standing on the ATP Rankings ahead of No. 5 Rafael Nadal.

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14 Comments for Wawrinka Tops Finals Virgin Coric for 3rd Straight ATP Chennai Title

Sarah Says:

Come on…who wrote this article?”Virgin Coric”?…do they have to mention this?

Sarah Says:

Will we know in the future if some old female tennis player is on menopause?….Sorry, the title of the article is a bit stupid, even if it is funny…

Wog Boy Says:

Sarah, I think that “virgin Coric” isn’t about sexual experience of Borna Coric, but him yet to win the title, he is virgin when it it comes to ATP titles.

mat4 Says:

@WB: yes, and last year, we had “virgin Sharapova”… I mean slams, she didn’t win any…

Gypsy Gal Says:

Sharapova hasnt won a GS since the FO in 2014,i think she has to rely on someone knocking Williams out,her chances then increase ten fold….

mat4 Says:


It was just a deviant joke…

Gypsy Gal Says:

I think i keep putting my virtual foot in it just lately :(….

mat4 Says:


Yes, sometimes you’re way too serious :-)

Gypsy Gal Says:

Mat4 im over sensitive :)….

Wog Boy Says:


Years ago, when Virgin Airlines started to operate from Sydne I worked, sort of, at the airport. Usually when we had to separate the passengers and there luggage we use to aske the “are you Qantas” or “are you Singapore” or “are you United” referring to airlines, with arrival of “Virgin airlines” it became very awkward, but old habits die hard, and I found myself often asking ladies (well passed their prime), “Are you Virgin” and the answers I got were hilarious but never ever I had any of them upset with the question, all the answers were in good and cheeky spirits, particularly from UK and Aussie ladies:)

jane Says:

haha cute story wog boy. it’s good to laugh.

Humble Rafa Says:

We live in a crazy world of PC. If anyone says the obvious..overweight Big Lady of tennis, then everyone and their mother get upset.

Sarah Says:

Good morning to you all, ok, I went a bit to far :))))…but reading the title with Wawrinka topping “Virgin Coric”, I have found this hilarious :))))…

@Mat 4, “Maiden Sharapova” sounds also lovely :)

nitesh Says:

I hope he gets a title this year. I find Kyrgios & Coric as best talent of the new crop.
One should also keep an eye on Bernard Tomic. He is improving his work ethics. If you are not immensely talented you can still win a lot as we have seen in case of Nadal.

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