Stan Wawrinka has proven himself on almost every stage in tennis, but can the three-time Grand Slam winner capture a maiden BNP Paribas Open title this year?
Stan Wawrinka is one of the most talented tennis players in the world, hands down. His only problem? You never know what you’re going to get.
The three-time Grand Slam winner and reigning U.S. Open champion has surprisingly made the quarterfinals just twice in his nine appearances at the BNP Paribas Open, but next month will look to flip the script on his chances in Indian Wells.
He roared to his win at Flushing Meadows last September, shocking then-world No. 1 Novak Djokovic in a big-swinging final. He then made a dash to the semifinals at the Australian Open this year, only to be stopped by countryman, good friend and eventual champion Roger Federer.
The secret for Wawrinka is this: He needs a few matches to get his engines revved up, and in years past at Indian Wells has run into stiff challenges early, like David Goffin last year in the fourth round, the Belgian ending up with a career-best Masters 1000 finish by making the semifinals.
Stan the Man, as he’s called, has proven himself time and time again, however: If he’s on, he’s the most dangerous man in tennis, particularly with that lethal one-handed backhand that draws open-mouthed ooo’s and ahhh’s from tennis crowds around the world.
Will you be one of those astonished fans watching Stan try for his first BNP Paribas Open title? Tickets are available now, and the chance to see the best stars in the world is just a click away.