Stan The Man Makes His First Grand Slam Final

Jan 24, 2014

All tennis fans are used to a certain Swiss player making the finals of the major events over the past decade or so, but the name of that player is of course the 17-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer, not his compatriot and current world No.8 Stanislas Wawrinka, Stan the man continued his impressive run in Melbourne by ousting Czech Tomas Berdych in four sets in their Australian Open semi-final clash, the 28 year old native from Lausanne in Switzerland will now compete in his first ever Grand Slam final on Rod Laver Arena on Sunday night.

Wawrinka has now cemented himself among the elite players in the world of tennis, with his exciting brand of tennis proving popular with the Melbourne faithful, he will now face one of the game’s greats in the championship decider on Sunday, but which of those two great players out of Federer and Rafael Nadal is yet to be determined, Stan will probably be secretly hoping it’s Roger that he faces in the first major title of 2014, because it will give him the chance to not only play his friend and fellow countryman, but also step out of Federer’s shadow and claim some Grand Slam glory of his own.

Wawrinka has already beaten tournament favourite and top seed Novak Djokovic along with Berdych who was also seeded above him, for Stan to win the title on Sunday, he will have to beat a third consecutive player seeded above him in these championships, it would cap off a remarkable month for Wawrinka if he was to achieve victory in Melbourne, as the Swiss right-hander has already notched up a title in 2014 at Chennai earlier in the month, tennis fans in Switzerland will obviously be hoping for the first all-Swiss Grand Slam final in Melbourne, but regardless of whether it’s Rafa or Roger who Stan faces on Sunday in Melbourne, the man they call Stan the man Wawrinka looks ready to give it his all in his first ever Grand Slam final on Rod Laver Arena.

Written by: Tono

(1) Comment

Johnny_Incognito says:
Jan 26, 2014

I Think he has successfully stepped out of Federer’s shadow :-)

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