Stanislas Wawrinka hopes to get his bike back

After having a torrid time playing hard court tournaments off late, Stanislas Wawrinka hopes to get his bike back on track on clay.

Wawrinka has suffered early knocking off in BNP Paribas as well as Miami Open and that has left him completely ruffled. His confidence is shattered.

But, the good thing for him is that the action on the tour is going to shift on Clay surfaces now where he thrives.

He has been alright on hard courts too over the last few years, but, Clay remains his favourite.

The ongoing season kicked off on a good note for Wawrinka with him clinching Chennai Open and making it to the Round of 4 at Melbourne Park. He won in Rotterdam too. But, he lost the form from there on in.

When asked about his recent disappointing outings, Wawrinka said, “It’s been tough couple of tournaments for me. I never felt I was in any kind of rhythm. I was just going through the motions and it was the case not only in games, but, in training as well.”

“I can’t really say how much of a role the environment and the conditions played in that. It might have put some affects and that’s why I am looking forward to clay. It would be different and also, most of the tournaments are scheduled in Europe which is my favourite continent to play the game of tennis.”

When asked if he had expected such a slump after a flyer of a start in the season, the 30-year said, “No. I was looking to build on to the terrific start that I had got, but, it didn’t quite happen. It doesn’t concern me though. You have to counter such times as a player every now and then.”