Wawrinka Achieves 1st in Switzerland with Geneva Crown

by Staff | May 21st, 2016, 10:58 pm

Stan remains The Man going into the French Open.
The defending Roland Garros holder won his first title in his home Switzerland on Saturday, beating Marin Cilic 6-4, 7-6(11) for the Banque Eric Sturdza Geneva Open title on the red dirt.

“It’s a dream come true to be able to win a title in Switzerland, after all these tournaments,” Wawrinka said. “To be able to do it here in Geneva, in the event’s second year is something special. The fans were great. They made a lot of noise today.”

It was Wawrinka’s third title of the season, improving him to 3-0 in finals on the season and 14-9 career.

Cilic was 0-5 in set points in the tiebreak.

“It was an amazing week for me and this was something…I was not even expecting,” Cilic said. “I definitely have great enthusiasm now for (Roland Garros).”

Cilic fell to 14-11 in career finals and 0-2 this year after Marseille.

“Marin is a great player,” Wawrinka said. “He really ramped up the pressure toward the end, with those set points, so it was nice to be able to finish off the match.”

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4 Comments for Wawrinka Achieves 1st in Switzerland with Geneva Crown

J-Kath Says:

Gosh, an empty thread for Stan! Well done, his first success at Geneva. Let’s hope he does well at FO …(until he meets Andy).
Thought I’d get that in before Emily returned.

RZ Says:

Hadn’t realized that Cilic had been in the many finals.

Emily Says:

J-Kath, I’ve always been here, just haven’t had much to say. I think this title meant a lot to him as he has wanted to win in Switzerland his whole career and they basically built this tournament around him. He went up and hugged Magnus as if he had just won the French again. Also, thanks J-Kath for the well wishes, I hope he does well in Paris too, but as per usual, I’m constantly holding my breath.

Daniel Says:

Good Stan finally winning a title again. Hope he at least has a decent run (semis). This win may propel him in the right track again.

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