Stan Beats Defending Champion in Rotterdam for Ninth ATP Tour Title

It’s another month and another title for Stan “The Man” Wawrinka (VCORE Tour GSHT-PRO). After defending his title at the Aircel Chennai open this January, the Swiss powerhouse claimed another title at the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament this past weekend, February 15th.

Coming back from a set down, Stan defeated Czech defending champion Tomas Berdych in two hours. Despite having the opener taken from him, Stan demonstrated solid defense and great forehands in set one. The second set saw Stan start to take control of the match, commanding baseline rallies, as well as boasting powerful ground strokes that would lead to a superb forehand winner down the line. Stan summarily seized the set, bringing the match to a tie. The decider saw Stan grab a breakpoint early on, and he continued to overpower his opponent with devastating ground shots. After enduring some harsh resistance from his opponent at match point, Stan managed to come out on top at 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, marking his sixth straight win over Tomas Berdych. Previous to this win over the third seeded defending champion, Stan defeated No. 2 seed Milos Raonic in straight sets, 7-6(3) 7-6(7), in the semifinal.

Stan now boasts a full set of ATP trophies, with six ATP 250 titles, a Masters 1000 title, his 2014 Australian Open title, and now this ATP 500 title—the Swiss player’s ninth career title.

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2015 ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament Results

Men’s Singles (Final)

[4] Stan Wawrinka (VCORE Tour GSHT-PRO)(SUI) def. [3] Tomas Berdych (CZE) 4-6, 6-3, 6-4

*Photo of Stan taken at the 2015 Australian Open