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10 questions about Stan Wawrinka – Tattoo, Stanimal, Magnus Norman

Stan Wawrinka is one of the best tennis players in the world. Here are the answers to 10 questions you may ask yourself about him.

Stan Wawrinka and his coach Magnus Norman, Roland-Garros 2015 Roland Garros 2015

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When was Stan Wawrinka born?

Stan Wawrinka was born on 28th March, 1985 in Lausanne, Switzerland. He now lives in Monte-Carlo.

What is Wawrinka’s nationality?

Wawrinka is a Swiss player. He has Polish origins through his father. Wawrinka won the Davis Cup in 2014 with Switzerland, and the Olympic gold medal in doubles in Beijing in 2008, together with his compatriot Roger Federer. He was also the flag bearer for the Swiss delegation to the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

What is Wawrinka’s nickname?

In 2014, Stanislas Wawrinka asked the ATP to change his first name. He is now called Stan on the official ATP website. The Swiss player has several nicknames, Stan The Man, Iron Stan or Stanimal, in reference to his physical strength.

Who are his parents?

Wawrinka’s parents are Wolfram and Isabelle Wawrinka. Both are farmers in Saint-Barthélemy, in the canton of Vaud, Switzerland. Wolfram was born in Germany and Isabelle in Switzerland.

Does he have brothers and sisters?

Wawrinka has an older brother, Jonathan, born on June 3, 1982. A former professional tennis player, he held a world ranking of No 948 in 2003, before stopping and becoming a tennis coach. Wawrinka also has two younger sisters, Djanaée and Naella.

Who is Wawrinka’s coach?

Magnus Norman has been Wawrinka’s coach since 2013. The two men stopped working together in 2017 and resumed a year later. Magnus Norman is a former professional tennis player who reached a career-high world ranking of No 2 in 2000. He also reached the final at Roland Garros in 2000, where he lost to Gustavo Kuerten. Since the end of 2019, Wawrinka has also been working with Dani Vallverdu.

Who is Wawrinka’s girlfriend?

Wawrinka is single. His relationship with tennis player Donna Vekic ended in 2019 after three years. Before that, the Swiss was married to Swiss model Ilham Vuilloud from 2009 to 2015. They have one child, Alexia, born on 12th February, 2010. 

When did he start his career?

Wawrinka began his professional career in 2002 at the age of 17. He won the Junior French Open in 2003 before winning his first match on the Main Tour the same year against Hugo Armando in Amersfoort, Netherlands. Stan Wawrinka won his first ATP tournament in Umag in 2006.

Does Wawrinka have an Instagram account?

Wawrinka has an Instagram account, which is followed by 1.1 million people, as of 1st April. The Swiss is very active on Instagram, where he publishes photos of himself during his training sessions, holidays, travels… Wawrinka also has a Twitter account (@stanwawrinka) which is followed by 1.7 million people. His official Facebook page is liked by 731,000 people. 

Does he have a tattoo?

Wawrinka has his daughter Alexia’s first name tattooed on his right side. He also has a tattoo on his left forearm, a quote from the Irish writer Samuel Beckett: “Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.”

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