Three-time Grand Slam champion Stanislas Wawrinka is finally feeling great again two years after knee surgery, and that’s about to become a major headache for his US Open rivals.
The 34-year-old Swiss advanced to the US Open quarterfinals on Sunday when world No 1 and defending champion Novak Djokovic retired with a left shoulder injury trailing Wawrinka 6-4, 7-5, 2-1.
“I was feeling good on the court,” Wawrinka said. “I was playing well. The more the match was going, better I was playing, I was hitting really hard the ball. I was feeling great on the court.
“I’m super happy with the level. For sure it’s very special to play the No 1 player in the world. Sorry he had to retire to finish the game like that.
“But for me, most important is the way I’m playing, the way I’m moving. Tonight I think was really high level.”
It’s the same level Wawrinka showed in beating Djokovic in the 2016 US Open final and 2015 French Open final. He also won the 2014 Australian Open over Rafael Nadal for his first Grand Slam crown.( Read More ) [via @SuperSportTV]