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28 March 1985 |
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Weight||79 kg (170 lb)|
|Plays||Right-handed (one-handed backhand)|
|Highest ranking||No. 9 (June 9, 2008)|
|Current ranking||No. 11 (May 20, 2013)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||QF (2011)|
|French Open||4R (2010, 2011, 2012)|
|Wimbledon||4R (2008, 2009)|
|US Open||QF (2010)|
|Olympic Games||2R (2008)|
|Career record||53–65 (44.92%)|
|Highest ranking||No. 90 (6 November 2006)|
|Current ranking||No. 131 (14 January 2013)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||3R (2006)|
|French Open||3R (2006)|
|Wimbledon||1R (2006, 2007)|
|US Open||1R (2005)|
|Other Doubles tournaments|
|Olympic Games||Gold Medal (2008)|
Last updated on: October 15, 2012.
|Olympic medal record|
|Competitor for Switzerland|
Stanislas Wawrinka ([vaˈvriŋka] va-VREENG-kah, born 28 March 1985) is a Swiss professional tennis player. He also holds German citizenship as his father is German. His career-high singles ranking is World No. 9, achieved on 9 June 2008. He considers clay his best surface and his serve and volley his best shot. He won the Gold medal for Switzerland in the men's doubles event at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, partnering Roger Federer, by beating Swedish team Simon Aspelin/Thomas Johansson in the final. They were also honoured with the 2008 Swiss Team of the Year Award.
Tennis career 
Wawrinka stopped attending regular schooling at age 15 to focus full-time on tennis. However, he continued his schooling by distance education with the French organization CNED, which offered him greater flexibility.
Wawrinka started playing international junior events at age 14 and entered the satellite circuit the following year. He compiled an outstanding junior career, winning the 2003 French Open Junior championships and reaching as high as no. 7 in the junior world rankings in June 2003.
Wawrinka turned pro in 2002 at the age of 17. By the end of 2005, he hovered just outside the top 50. He has a 2–3 career Davis Cup singles record in three ties. He was coached from age eight until June 2010 by Dimitri Zavialoff.
In October 2006, Wawrinka reached a then career-high ranking of world no. 29.
In the 2007 Australian Open, Stan "The Man" Wawrinka reached the third round to be beaten by second seed Rafael Nadal. He has so far never beaten Nadal, losing in Melbourne in straight sets, 2–6, 2–6, 2–6. He showed some impressive backhand skills, but was unable to deal with Nadal's heavy game.
He suffered a three-month setback, tearing a tendon in his right knee while practicing for the Swiss Davis Cup team's tie against Spain in February.
In the 2007 French Open, Wawrinka pushed no. 7 seed Ivan Ljubičić to four sets, before falling in the second round. He also claimed wins over Guillermo Cañas and Juan Ignacio Chela en route to a meeting with Rafael Nadal in the finals of the Mercedes Cup in Stuttgart in July. There, Nadal defeated the Swiss in straight sets 4–6, 5–7.
In the 2007 US Open, Wawrinka reached the fourth round, a stage he had never reached previously in a Grand Slam event, notably defeating 25th seed Marat Safin, 6–3, 6–3, 6–3, in an amazing show of talent in the second round. In the fourth run, he was ousted by Juan Ignacio Chela at the end of an impressive 3-hour 40-minute five-set match.
By reaching the final of the 2008 Master's Series event in Rome, Wawrinka entered the top 10 for the first time. He lost in the final to Novak Djokovic in three sets.
In the 2008 Olympics, he teamed with Roger Federer in the men's doubles. They beat the favoured American twins Bob and Mike Bryan, 7–6, 6–4, in the semifinals. They defeated Simon Aspelin and Thomas Johansson of Sweden in the finals, 6–3, 6–4, 6–7, 6–3, to win the gold medal.
Wawrinka lost to Rafael Nadal in the fourth round at the 2009 Sony Ericsson Open in Key Biscayne. Nadal came from behind in both sets to beat Wawrinka in two tie-breaks. The match lasted for 2 hours and 42 minutes.
At the 2009 Monte Carlo Masters, Wawrinka upset world no. 2 Roger Federer. Wawrinka's 6–4, 7–5, victory over Federer halted the chance of a fourth straight Nadal-Federer final in Monte Carlo.
At Wimbledon, in the third round he defeated 21-year-old Jesse Levine, who had upset Marat Safin in the first round. The Sunday Times reviewed Wawrinka's performance in the match by opining that he "is a strange player, clearly talented but short of match fitness and as clumsy on court as Federer is graceful." Wawrinka was defeated by Andy Murray in five sets in the fourth round. The match was also a debut usage of the new roof on Centre Court and was the latest match at Wimbledon, lasting until 22:37 GMT.
Wawrinka started his 2010 season by reaching the finals of the Chennai Open, losing to Marin Čilić in two tie-breaks. This was Wawrinka's fifth consecutive loss in an ATP final. He reached the third round at the Australian Open, losing to Čilić again. Stan returned to the ATP Tour at the Sony Ericsson Open after his wife gave birth to their daughter. He defeated Kevin Anderson, before losing to Mikhail Youzhny in the third round. He started his clay-court season in Casablanca at the 2010 Grand Prix Hassan II. After receiving a first-round bye, he defeated Slovakian qualifier Martin Kližan in the second round. In the quarterfinals, he easily defeated wildcard Reda El Amrani in straight sets. In the semifinals, he defeated Italian Potito Starace in three sets to advance to his second ATP final of 2010. In the final, he defeated Romanian Victor Hănescu in straight sets to win his second ATP Tournament. With this tournament win, he snapped a five-match losing streak in ATP finals and a 3 1/2-year title drought. He then became the 13th seed at the Monte Carlo Rolex Masters and defeated Victor Hănescu in the first round in a rematch of the Casablanca final. He then beat Latvian Ernests Gulbis to advance to the third round. He was stopped by Novak Djokovic. He continued his fine singles form by reached the quarterfinals in Rome, losing to Rafael Nadal, and the semifinals in Belgrade, losing to John Isner. At Roland Garros, where he was the 20th seed, he reached the fourth round without dropping a set, defeating Jan Hájek in the first round. In the second round, he defeated German Andreas Beck, and in the third round, he beat Italian Fabio Fognini, before losing to Roger Federer in the fourth round. After an unsuccessful grass season, where he lost in the first round of Wimbledon, Stan separated from his coach since childhood and hired Peter Lundgren (former coach of Marat Safin and Federer). The partnership with Lundgren showed its benefits in the US Open, where Wawrinka reached the quarterfinals, beating fourth seed Andy Murray along the way.
Wawrinka started off 2011 in impressive fashion, defeating world no. 6 Tomáš Berdych along the way to claiming the Chennai Open crown. Wawrinka beat Xavier Malisse in the final in three sets. He advanced to the quarterfinals of the Australian Open, after defeating Andy Roddick in three sets to set up an all-Swiss quarterfinal with Roger Federer, which he lost in straight sets. He also came back from two sets and a break down to defeat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the third round of the French Open, before being defeated by Federer once more. Wawrinka was defeated by Donald Young in the second round of the 2011 US Open in fives sets.
In September 2011, Wawrinka announced that he had parted ways with Lundgren. He played the rest of the season without a coach.
Wawrinka started the season in Chennai, where he made the quarterfinals, before being defeated by Go Soeda.
In his Davis Cup tie against Mardy Fish in February, he lost in five sets.
Later in February, he traveled to Buenos Aires and Acapulco, where he made to the semifinals, before losing again to Almagro and Fernando Verdasco, respectively.
In Monte Carlo, he defeated three Spaniards, Feliciano López, Pablo Andújar, and Almagro, making it to the quarterfinals before succumbing to world no. 2 at the time, Rafael Nadal, the eventual champion. In doubles, he teamed with Victor Troicki, and they made it to the quarterfinals.
In Estoril, he made it to the semifinals, but was defeated by Juan Martín del Potro.
At the Masters 1000 event in Madrid, he was eliminated in the third round by then-world no. 1 Novak Djokovic.
Wawrinka made the fourth round at the French Open after defeating Flavio Cipolla, Andújar, and Gilles Simon. He was defeated by Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the fourth round, once again coming from two sets down to take the match into a fifth set and recovering a 4–1 deficit in the decider before Tsonga finally prevailed. 
He then had a series of first-round exits at Wimbledon, Gstaad, and in the Summer Olympics, where he lost to the eventual gold medallist Andy Murray. He was the flag bearer of Switzerland during the 2012 Summer Olympics Parade of Nations. He teamed with Roger Federer again in doubles at the Olympics, but they were eliminated in the second round.
He made the semifinals of the Masters 1000 event in Cincinnati, before he was defeated by Federer, the eventual champion. Wawrinka again also played doubles with Jarkko Nieminen, and they were eliminated in the second round.
At the 2013 Australian Open, he made it to the fourth round. He lost a gruelling five-set thriller against Novak Djokovic, which lasted just over 5 hours.
In the first round of the 2013 Davis Cup on 2 February 2013, he played the longest ATP doubles match ever. He and Marco Chiudinelli were defeated by Lukáš Rosol and Tomáš Berdych of the Czech Republic, 4–6, 7–5, 4–6, 7–6, 22–24. The match lasted 7 hours, 2 minutes and was the second-longest ATP match ever (singles and doubles combined).
Wawrinka made it to the final of the 2013 Copa Claro in Buenos Aires, losing to David Ferrer in that final.
In Madrid, Wawrinka's run of success continued, with a three-set win over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the quarterfinals. The following day, he defeated Tomáš Berdych, also in three sets, to advance to his second Masters 1000 final against Rafael Nadal. With this victory, he also re-entered the top 10 at no. 10. He lost the final in straight sets to Rafael nadal of Spain.
Playing style 
Possessing one of the best single-handed backhands on tour, Wawrinka is characterized as a powerful offensive baseliner capable of playing well on most surfaces, especially on clay and hard courts. His largest weakness has been considered his mental strength as he has been known to falter in the biggest matches. This is evident by his 4 out of 9 wins in tournament finals. Over the years, however, Wawrinka has become stronger in this regard, as he reached the quarterfinals at a major for the first time in his career at the 2010 US Open. Wawrinka then continued his form into the 2011 season by reaching the quarterfinals at the Australian Open.
In 2013, he showed further improvement in mental toughness in big matches, perhaps because of his new association with coach Magnus Norman.
Personal life 
Wawrinka's father, Wolfram, is a German of Czech ancestry, although his surname is actually of Polish origin. Wawrinka's paternal great-grandfather originated from a border region between Poland and the former Czechoslovakia. Wawrinka's mother Isabelle is Swiss. His mother works as a biodynamic farmer helping handicapped people. He has one older brother Jonathan, who teaches tennis, and two younger sisters Djanaée and Naëlla, who are students and tennis players.
Wawrinka lived in Saint-Barthélemy (10 minutes from Lausanne) with his wife, Ilham Vuilloud, a Swiss television presenter and former fashion model. They married on December 15, 2009. Vuilloud gave birth to the couple's first child, a girl named Alexia, on February 12, 2010. On January 4, 2011, Swiss media reported that, according to Vuilloud, Wawrinka separated from the family to dedicate himself to tennis, having only five more years to make an impact.  The couple has since reconciled.
Commercial endorsements 
As of January 2012, Wawrinka wears Yonex clothing and shoes and uses a Yonex VCORE Tour 97 racquet. Previously, he used Head tennis racquets, first the Flexpoint Prestige MidPlus and Microgel Prestige pro, and then the YOUTEK Prestige Pro MidPlus.
Major finals 
Olympic finals 
Doubles: 1 (1 gold medal) 
|Gold medal||2008||Beijing Olympics||Hard||Roger Federer|| Simon Aspelin
|6–3, 6–4, 6–7(4–7), 6–3|
Masters finals 
Singles: 2 (2 runner-ups) 
|Runner-up||2008||Rome||Clay||Novak Djokovic||6–4, 3–6, 3–6|
|Runner-up||2013||Madrid||Clay||Rafael Nadal||2–6, 4–6|
ATP career finals 
Singles 12 (4–8) 
|Runner-up||1.||4 July 2005||Gstaad, Switzerland||Clay||Gastón Gaudio||4–6, 4–6|
|Winner||1.||24 July 2006||Umag, Croatia||Clay||Novak Djokovic||6–6(1–3), ret.|
|Runner-up||2.||22 July 2007||Stuttgart, Germany||Clay||Rafael Nadal||4–6, 5–7|
|Runner-up||3.||14 October 2007||Vienna, Austria||Hard (i)||Novak Djokovic||4–6, 0–6|
|Runner-up||4.||5 January 2008||Doha, Qatar||Hard||Andy Murray||4–6, 6–4, 2–6|
|Runner-up||5.||11 May 2008||Rome, Italy||Clay||Novak Djokovic||6–4, 3–6, 3–6|
|Runner-up||6.||4 January 2010||Chennai, India||Hard||Marin Čilić||6–7(2–7), 6–7(3–7)|
|Winner||2.||11 April 2010||Casablanca, Morocco||Clay||Victor Hănescu||6–2, 6–3|
|Winner||3.||9 January 2011||Chennai, India||Hard||Xavier Malisse||7–5, 4–6, 6–1|
|Runner-up||7.||24 February 2013||Buenos Aires, Argentina||Clay||David Ferrer||4–6, 6–3, 1–6|
|Winner||4.||5 May 2013||Oeiras, Portugal||Clay||David Ferrer||6–1, 6–4|
|Runner-up||8.||12 May 2013||Madrid, Spain||Clay||Rafael Nadal||2–6, 4–6|
Doubles: 6 (2–4) 
|Runner-up||1.||11 July 2004||Gstaad, Switzerland||Clay||Marc Rosset|| Leander Paes
|Runner-up||2.||7 July 2008||Gstaad, Switzerland||Clay||Stéphane Bohli|| Jaroslav Levinský
|6–3, 2–6, [9–11]|
|Winner||1.||16 August 2008||Beijing, China||Hard||Roger Federer|| Simon Aspelin
|6–3, 6–4, 6–7(4–7), 6–3|
|Runner-up||3.||11 January 2009||Chennai, India||Hard||Jean-Claude Scherrer|| Eric Butorac
|Runner-up||4.||19 March 2011||Indian Wells, United States||Hard||Roger Federer|| Alexandr Dolgopolov
|4–6, 7–6(7–5), [7–10]|
|Winner||2.||6 January 2013||Chennai, India||Hard||Benoît Paire|| Andre Begemann
Singles performance timeline 
Won tournament, or reached Final, Semifinal, Quarterfinal, Round 4, 3, 2, 1; competed at a Round Robin stage or lost in Qualification Round 3, 2, Round 1; absent from a tournament or participated in a team event; played in a Davis Cup Zonal Group (with its number indication) or Play-off; won a bronze, silver (F or S) or gold medal at the Olympics, the former of which has, from 1908–1924 and 1996–present, been awarded to the winner of a play-off match between losing semifinalists. The last two are for a Masters Series/1000 tournament that was relegated (Not a Masters Series) or a tournament that was Not Held in a given year. To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated either at the conclusion of (not during) a tournament, or when the player's participation in the tournament has ended.
Current till 2013 Internazionali BNL d'Italia.
|Grand Slam Tournaments|
|Australian Open||A||LQ||LQ||2R||3R||2R||3R||3R||QF||3R||4R||0 / 8||17–8|
|French Open||A||LQ||3R||1R||2R||3R||3R||4R||4R||4R||0 / 8||16–8|
|Wimbledon||A||A||1R||3R||1R||4R||4R||1R||2R||1R||0 / 8||9–8|
|US Open||A||LQ||3R||3R||4R||4R||1R||QF||2R||4R||0 / 8||18–8|
|Win–Loss||0–0||0–0||4–3||5–4||6–4||9–4||7–4||9–4||9–4||8–4||3–1||0 / 32||60–32|
|Summer Olympics||NH||A||Not Held||2R||Not Held||1R||NH||0 / 2||1–2|
|ATP Masters Series|
|Indian Wells Masters||A||A||A||2R||A||QF||4R||A||QF||3R||4R||0 / 6||13–6|
|Miami Masters||A||A||A||2R||A||2R||4R||3R||2R||A||A||0 / 5||4–5|
|Monte Carlo Masters||A||A||A||1R||A||1R||SF||3R||A||QF||QF||0 / 6||12–6|
|Madrid Masters1||A||A||A||1R||1R||2R||3R||3R||1R||3R||F||0 / 8||12–8|
|Rome Masters||A||A||2R||1R||1R||F||3R||QF||3R||3R||2R||0 / 9||15–8|
|Canada Masters||A||A||1R||A||2R||3R||3R||2R||QF||A||0 / 6||9–6|
|Cincinnati Masters||A||A||A||3R||1R||A||1R||2R||1R||SF||0 / 6||7–6|
|Shanghai Masters2||A||A||A||A||1R||3R||3R||2R||3R||3R||0 / 6||8–6|
|Paris Masters||A||A||2R||2R||3R||2R||1R||3R||1R||3R||0 / 8||7–8|
|Win–Loss||0–0||0–0||2–3||5–7||3–6||13–8||16–9||13–8||10–7||14–7||6–2||0 / 59||82–58|
|Titles–Finals||0–0||0–0||0–1||1–1||0–2||0–2||0–0||1–2||1–1||0–0||1–2||4 / 11||4–7|
|Year End Ranking||171||168||54||30||36||13||21||21||17||17|
Top-10 wins per season 
Wins over top-10 players per season 
|1.||Mariano Puerta||10||US Open, New York, United States||Hard||2R||3–6, 6–4, 6–3, 6–7(4–7), 6–1|
|2.||David Ferrer||10||Zagreb, Croatia||Carpet (i)||1R||4–6, 6–1, 6–3|
|3.||David Nalbandian||4||Cincinnati, United States||Hard||2R||6–4, 6–2|
|4.||David Nalbandian||3||Basel, Switzerland||Carpet (i)||QF||7–6(9–7), 6–2|
|5.||Tommy Robredo||8||New Haven, United States||Hard||3R||6–3, 6–3|
|6.||Tomáš Berdych||10||Indian Wells, United States||Hard||2R||2–6, 7–6(7–3), 6–4|
|7.||David Nalbandian||7||Barcelona, Spain||Clay||3R||6–3, 6–1|
|8.||James Blake||8||Rome, Italy||Clay||QF||6–7(5–7), 7–6(7–5), 6–1|
|9.||Andy Roddick||6||Rome, Italy||Clay||SF||3–0, ret.|
|10.||Roger Federer||2||Monte Carlo, Monaco||Clay||3R||6–4, 7–5|
|11.||Andy Roddick||6||Shanghai, China||Hard||2R||3–4, ret.|
|12.||Robin Söderling||7||Rome, Italy||Clay||3R||6–3, 6–2|
|13.||Andy Murray||4||US Open, New York, United States||Hard||3R||6–7(3–7), 7–6(7–4), 6–3, 6–3|
|14.||Tomáš Berdych||6||Chennai, India||Hard||SF||6–4, 6–1|
|15.||Andy Roddick||8||Australian Open, Melbourne, Australia||Hard||4R||6–3, 6–4, 6–4|
|16.||Tomáš Berdych||7||Indian Wells, United States||Hard||4R||3–6, 6–4, 6–4|
|17.||Janko Tipsarević||8||Rome, Italy||Clay||2R||6–3, 6–1|
|18.||David Ferrer||5||Cincinnati, United States||Hard||2R||6–4, 6–1|
|19.||Andy Murray||2||Monte Carlo, Monaco||Clay||3R||6–1, 6–2|
|20.||David Ferrer||4||Oeiras, Portugal||Clay||F||6–1, 6–4|
|21.||Jo-Wilfried Tsonga||8||Madrid, Spain||Clay||QF||6–2, 6–7(9–11), 6–4|
|22.||Tomáš Berdych||6||Madrid, Spain||Clay||SF||6–3, 4–6, 6–4|
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