Stanislas Wawrinka has quite a good 2014 Season overall.
The Switzerland international has maintained his place there in top 10 in the rankings right through the season and is also going to take part in the forthcoming tour finals, but, his recent form has been shaky.
In fact, shaky is a gentle word to describe that. He has played almost terribly. He has suffered an opening round exit in 3 successive tournaments of late.
The next three assignments of Wawrinka are big ones. Apart from the tour finals, he has to represent Switzerland in the title round of the Davis Cup and also, not to forget the Masters in Paris. But, he surely can’t afford to go into such big tournaments with this kind of form.
According to Wawrinka, there is not any technical issue with his game. It’s just that he is feeling nervousness and that is affecting his performances.
Talking to the reporters yesterday, the 29-year old said, “It’s more of a mental thing. Nervousness is what I need to get rid of. I tend to think more than what’s needed ahead of every game and end up making poor decisions. But, it happens in everybody’s career. You go through such sort of phases.”
“I have been doing well this year. Yes, in the last few weeks, I have been sort of loose especially in the Asian continent, but, I am prepared for the big matches coming up.”
When asked if he feels he is under pressure after these poor outings, Wawrinka said, “Pressure is on you all the time in the professional circuit, even when you are in good form. It doesn’t concern me anymore. It’s just about a couple of victories and the morale will be high again.”
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Novak Djokovic is hopeful of winning the Rogers Cup singles title for the 4th time in spite of the fact that he has got a very tough draw in the tournament this time around.
Djokovic did not have to take part in this year’s Rogers Cup actually, but, after the withdrawal of Rafael Nadal, he was invited to fill the Spaniard’s place and he accepted the invitation. He has obviously been given the top seed in the tournament.
Djokovic who has had a very exciting few weeks of late was in a jolly mood while addressing the press in Canada yesterday evening.
When asked about his thoughts on the draw that he’s got, the Serbian started cracking jokes. Firstly, he pretended as if he was very upset and then, he laughed and sarcastically said, “I just want to thank the people who have made the draw.”
Djokovic will have another joyous moment in his life in near future as his wife is due to give birth to a baby pretty soon. The world no. 1 looked very excited about that. In his words, “Winning Wimbledon, getting married and now, going to become a father, this period’s been special.”
Djokovic might be up against the Scot Andy Murray in the Round of 8 here in Toronto, while, in the final, he might be facing the second seeded Roger Federer in case he gets there.
When asked what he thinks about his chances in the tournament, Djokovic said, “It’s been quite a few months since I last featured on a hard court. So, I need to do some work before I go into the tournament. I will be practicing tomorrow, but, playing in a game is completely different from practicing. However, I am optimistic and I hope I do well.”