Stan Wawrinka’s one-handed backhand came back to delight the Australian crowds. It will be Poland of world number one Iga Swiatek and number 11 Hubert Hurkacz, Italy’s opponent, on Wednesday in the city final in Brisbane, in the new United Cup tournament, with ATP-WTA mixed teams.
The challenge was decided by the 2-0 success of the former Miami winner over Stan Wawrinka.
United Cup: Stan Wawrinka delights the crowd with a stunning backhand
The Swiss, despite dusting off some extraordinary shots, failed to get the better of it.
Stanimal, nickname affectionately given to him by his friend Roger Federer, is always an inexhaustible forge of shots. One of these is undoubtedly the one-handed backhand, his authentic trademark. Despite the defeat, the Lausanne-born tennis player still managed to leave the crowd speechless:
STANIMAL @stanwawrinka rips a trademark backhand stunner!