Stan Wawrinka (30) managed once again to begin the season with a trophy. This year, in preparation for the Australian Open, Wawrinka has chosen to defend the title won last year at Aircel Chennai Open, India. Stan the Man (as he likes to be called) bumped over the Croatian player, Borna Coric (44 ATP and 8th seeded). Wawrinka surpassed Coric in two sets 6-3 7-5. The clash lasted one hour and 28 minutes. Thus, Wawrinka succeeded in capturing the 4th Chennai title of his career.

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Grand Slam breakthrough

Wawrinka is an interesting player with an unexpected path. He accomplished the vast majority of these feats later in his career. Don`t forget that until 2014 when he surpassed Rafael Nadal in the final at the Australian Open, Stan was a player with a constant presence in the top 20, but without a brilliant game. In addition, in 2015 he also produced a shock: Wawrinka upset Novak Djokovic in the final of Roland Garros.

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Incidentally, both Swiss` successes in the Grand Slam tournaments have a peculiarity: Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic were world no. 1 in the ATP rankings when they were beaten by Wawrinka. That makes Wawrinka`s Grand Slam triumphs even more special.

Tennis comes first

In recent years, the Swiss player fully committed to Tennis. He was forced to make a series of extremely difficult choices: in order to achieve maximum yield he even dropped his family.

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He and his wife, Ilham Vuilloud have a child together, Alexia. They separated in 2011 and in April 2015 announced that they will get divorced. We see a player completely dedicated to sport who`s able to do anything for tennis even if that means losing his family. It`s worth making a comparison: Stan Wawrinka vs. Andy Murray. Unlike Wawrinka, Murray is totally devoted to the family, announcing that he would immediately quit any tournament the moment his wife gives birth.

But, for Wawrinka, this unorthodox approach seems to work. In the last two years, he has been consistently been in the top 10. His top ranking was a world no.3 back in 2014 after his triumph in Melbourne at the Australian Open.

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