Stan Wawrinka has gained trust this week at the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament. The Swiss (33) has reached the semi-finals after he won from the Canadian talent Denis Shapovalov: 6-4 7-6 (4).
Tournament director Richard Krajicek gave Stan Wawrinka a wildcard for this tournament. The threefold Grand Slamwinner can’t be missed at any tournament. The former number three of the world played very controlled. Wawrinka had to wait until the tiebreak, which he won.
"I got a little nervous when I couldn’t win the set. " Wawrinka confessed. After Wimbledon 2017 he was out of the running for a while due to injuries. "I am really happy that I won, because I’ve worked hard for it. I am moving better and better at the court and such a victory like this gives me even more confidence.”
Stan Wawrinka has good memories of ABN AMRO WTT. He won the 'Wim Buitendijk Trophy’ in 2015. "That was my first indoor title and also my first 500-tournament that I won. That’s why I am always happy to play in Rotterdam. It is nice to see my name at the ring of the stadium because only amazing names have a spot at the ring. That is why this tournament is so important.”
Stan the Man plays Saturday evening at 19:30 p.m. against Nishikori. "It will be an interesting match with Kei as favourite, but don’t forget Fucsovics! He is very confident at the court after he made it to the finals in Sofia.”
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