To make the championship round, Stan demonstrated a solid serving performance in the final Round-Robin match against this year’s US Open winner Marin Cilic on Friday evening. The Swiss player secured 62% of his second serve points throughout the match, taking the lead in his service games, while his opponent only earned 31%. Controlling the games well and keeping the Croatian from making many break points, Stan steadily gained a 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 win.
In Saturday’s semifinal, Stan and Roger played an exciting battle heading towards the final stage. Stan displayed a competitive performance to overcome the world No. 2 and primarily dominated the final set with four match points, despite not clinching victory. “I think there were only few points that made the difference. I was playing great tennis. [I was] really happy with the way I was playing,” he commented on the ATP website.
Opening this year with his first Grand Slam title at the Australian Open in January, Stan ended the season with a 38-17 match record, including three titles. Now, he has his sights set on the Davis Cup World Group Final.
We look forward to more great things from Stan next season after his already great year.
Men’s Singles (Semifinals)
Roger Federer (SUI) def. Stan Wawrinka (VCORE Tour G, SHT-PRO)(SUI) 4-6 7-5 7-6(6)
Men’s Singles (Round Robin Match 3)
Stan Wawrinka (VCORE Tour G, SHT-PRO)(SUI) def. Marin Cilic (CRO) 6-3 4-6 6-3
Men’s Singles (Round Robin Match 2)
Novak Djokovic (SER) def. Stan Wawrinka (VCORE Tour G, SHT-PRO)(SUI) 6-3 6-0
Men’s Singles (Round Robin Match 1)
Stan Wawrinka (VCORE Tour G, SHT-PRO)(SUI) def. Tomas Berdych (CZE) 6-1 6-1