Wawrinka Crashes out

The Swiss Tennis player, Stanislas Wawrinka, was defeated by Paul Henri Mathieu in the Swiss Open 2012, which is being played at Gstaad in Switzerland. It was a very close encounter. Both the sets went into the tie breaker. But, the experienced French player, Mathieu, played well during the vital moments and earned a place for himself in the quarter finals. Wawrinka and Mathieu were playing for the first time against each other.

Mathieu is making a comeback in this tournament after getting rid of knee injury. When Mathieu first burst on to the scene, he was a very talented and flamboyant player. At one point of time, he was at no. 12 in the official rankings of World Tennis Association (WTA). But, the injuries disturbed him a lot in his career. But, during the last match, he showed his old form. However, Wawrinka played some power tennis and fired 10 aces, but, even after that Mathieu was able to survive and win the match.

On being asked about his poor performance in the match, Wawrinka said that it was not a good day for him. He made some unnecessary mistakes which he shouldn’t have done. He said that in such close matches, one or two mistakes can cost you the match and that’s what happened in this match. He said that he didn’t play well in both the tie breakers and that cost him the match. However, he also gave credit to Mathieu to keep his nerves during the key moments of the game. He said that Mathieu played some outstanding tennis and never got panicked. As per Wawrinka, it would have been nice to play well in front of the home crowd and win the tournament in his own country, but, unfortunately that did not happen and he got out of the tournament.