Swiss star, Stan Wawrinka was on a career-high from 2014-2017. He had been winning major titles on the trot and things were amazing for him back then. However, in 2017 he suffered a blow in terms of an injury leading to a drop in his performance for an amount of time where he is struggling to find his best form.
His recent performance against Tommy Paul was quite impressive as he took him out in three sets in the third round of the ATP Paris Masters 2020. Following which he revealed his intentions about the Australian Open 2021 and cleared the air around his retirement plans for the fans in the post-match conference.
Wawrinka said in the conference that he wants to be “in control” of how he trains and prepares himself as he cannot control the results. He did not have much to say other than the fact that his goal is to get to the “best possible” level next year.
“I can’t imagine any scenario. Everything is possible. All I want and want to do is be able to control what I can control which is how I train and prepare, be on top of my game for the day. ‘Next year. You can’t control the results. My goal is to do whatever it takes to get to the best possible level next year,” Wawrinka said.
Stan wishes to make a comeback ‘one last time’
Stan Wawrinka has been trying to make a comeback since 2018. In his first-round victory over Daniel Evans at the ATP Paris Masters 2020, he played remarkable tennis and his backhand looked great even. If he pushes himself, he can hope to feel satisfied by the end of the year as long as his performance is concerned.
The Swiss star has had quite a career having won 16 titles in total, including 3 Grand Slams in the Federer, Nadal and Djokovic i.e, the BIG 3 era and a career-high ranking of World No.3 in 2014.
Wawrinka wishes to end 2020 on a high note which is why he will try his best and strive to push stronger until the end. Wawrinka is 35 years old and is confident about giving his career one last strong nudge.
Wawrinka will be facing Andrey Rublev in the next round of the ATP Paris Masters 2020 and will be keenly watched by his fans for the rest of the tournament.