Former world No 3 Stan Wawrinka believes he still has the game to beat good players but noted it’s just a matter of him figuring out how to do it consistently. Wawrinka, 37, made back-to-back ATP quarterfinals in Rotterdam in Marseille.
Following those two results, Wawrinka improved to No 97 in the world. For the first time in 14 months, Wawrinka is back into the top-100 in the world. “My game is high, when I enter the court I believe I can beat any player in front of me.
Now I have to do it and I have to do it in repetition in the same week. But the year is long and I’m always looking for the full year, to the big picture, controlling what I can control and the matches and results will come,” Wawrinka said on the ATP Tennis Radio Podcast.
Wawrinka: I’m not at my best level
Wawrinka, who returned from two foot surgeries last year, admits he still hasn’t reached the level of tennis where he wants to be.
However, Wawrinka remains committed to practicing and he is hopeful that he will eventually reach the targeted level. “Still far away from where I want to be. The rankings follow your results. For me, most important is the way I’m playing, I’m practicing, the way I’m going into tournaments,” Wawrinka noted.
Wawrinka, who will be turning 38 in March, was asked at the start of the 2023 season whether this was his last season. Wawrinka seemingly indicated that he was planning to play for at least a few more years. “In this mid-January, I would like to say no.
No, because I didn’t try so hard to have to quit in a few months. I didn’t get so fit for just one season. And at the same time, it is clear that you never know what can happen. But honestly, I want to last a few more years,” Wawrinka said in January.
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