The first Slam title of his career would be the highlight surely, but, there are a couple of other big things too which he did during the year.
First of all, the Davis Cup victory that he tasted. There can nothing be more satisfactory for a sportsperson than to be able to win a trophy for his country.
Wawrinka was in the Swiss national team that beat France in the final tie of the Davis Cup to win it for the first time ever.
It was a joyous day for the tennis lovers in Switzerland as they celebrated the historical achievement of the team in a grand way and of course for Wawrinka too, it would have been a very emotional moment to lift that trophy. Read more »
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.”