Stan Wawrinka Was The Only Player To Beat Novak Djokovic In A Slam Last Year
by Tom Gainey | January 15th, 2016, 10:45 pm

Stan Warwinka met the press today at the Australian Open where he first came into prominence beating Novak Djokovic and then Rafael Nadal to win the title in 2014.

The Swiss backed up it with a French Open title last year, and in doing so he was the only player to beat Djokovic in a Slam all season, but it doesn’t matter now to Wawrinka. The past is the past.

“For sure he’s playing amazing,” Wawrinka said of the Serb. “The level he’s putting is quite amazing. That’s why he’s No.1 in the world.

“For me, doesn’t change anything for this tournament,” he said of his wins over Novak. “As long as I don’t play him, I don’t need to take that. I don’t need to take the victory against him. I’m happy the way I’m playing so far. I’m confident with my game. I’m looking forward to start Tuesday here.”

Wawrinka won’t have to face Djokovic until the finals. Before then, he’ll open up against veteran Russian Dmitry Tursunov on Tuesday in Melbourne.

“He’s coming back I think with injury,” Wawrinka said about Tursunov. “Always been a dangerous player. I think he play a little bit last year, end of year. I saw him playing already in the past. Was always tough matches.He’s tough player because he’s going for a lot of winner. He’s playing hard and fast. We’ll see. I will have to be ready from the first match.”

Wawrinka began 2016 winning Chennai for a third straight year. “I’m feeling good. Started well the year. I won the trophy again in Chennai. Playing really good tennis. So happy to be back. Been practicing well. Looking forward to start the tournament.”

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6 Comments for Stan Wawrinka Was The Only Player To Beat Novak Djokovic In A Slam Last Year

Armend Kosova Says:

If Djokovic is in the final, the only player that can make it very interesting seems to be Wawrinka at the moment.

Okiegal Says:

Yes, he did beat Novak……let’s hear it for Stan…..Bravo.., bravo…. bravo! Now Skeezer I don’t want any feedback about every Tom, Dick and Harry that has whooped up on Rafa I am well aware of it. LOL You hear me now?? That goes for Mat4, Wog, so on and so forth, but I’m ready for the first slam. I hope I don’t see a repeat with “Hot Sauce” in 2009?? Rafa won but it wasn’t easy. Novak fans should have no worries PERIOD! I realize there is that it’s possible but not probable. I haven’t seen anyone that I think can touch in a five setter. (famous line here on TX)

Gypsy Gal Says:

Okie lol,yeah girl right on ;),have to take a break just while the GS is on,it gets too much emotionally,and ive got so much course work to do,but ill post again afterwards….

Okiegal Says:

Now, GG, you can’t leave me now…..our bases aren’t loaded with too many fans…..are we a dying breed??? LOL Well, I will miss you. I do not post a whole lot anymore….It’s all about the #1 now and I totally understand their excitement…don’t blame them one bit. Take care oh kindred spirit across the big pond!! lol Oki

Gypsy Gal Says:

True that Okie,i agree ill be back,but i do feel a bit out of my depth,and like im getting in everyones way to be honest sometimes, sadly its not made for fans of our favorite at the moment….

Okiegal Says:

I know……..sigh……

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