Grand Slams, Stanimal, Magnus Norman: Everything you always wanted to know about Stan Wawrinka (but never had time to find out) – updated during 2023 US Open

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

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

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Who is Stan Wawrinka?

Stan Wawrinka is a Swiss tennis player, who has won three Grand Slam titles and been ranked as high as world No 3.

When was Stan Wawrinka born?

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

What did Stan Wawrinka do at the US Open in 2023?

By winning his first-round match against Yoshihito Nishioka 7-6 (5), 6-2, 6-4 at the 2023 US Open, Wawrinka won his first match in New York since 2019, becoming the oldest man to win a singles match at the tournament since Jimmy Connors in 1992.

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.

Has Stan Wawrinka won any Grand Slam titles?

Yes, Wawrinka has won three. He won his first at the Australian Open in 2014, beating Rafael Nadal. He added a second at the French Open in 2015, when he beat Novak Djokovic in the final and added a third when he beat Djokovic again in the US Open final.

How many titles has Stan Wawrinka won?

Wawrinka has won 16 career titles. His first came in Umag in 2006 and his most recent was in Geneva in 2017. He owns one Masters 1000 title, having won in Monte-Carlo in 2014.

What did Stan Wawrinka do at the Olympics in 2008?

Stan Wawrinka won an Olympic gold medal in doubles at the 2008 Games in Beijing, partnering Roger Federer to glory.

Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka Olympics 2008
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What is Wawrinka’s highest ranking?

Waerinka’s career-best ranking is No 3, which he first achieved in January 2014, after winning his first Grand Slam title at the Australian Open.

Has Stan Wawrinka had injury problems?

Yes, in the later stages of his career, Wawrinka has suffered from knee trouble. He underwent knee surgery in late 2017 and left foot surgery in 2021.

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?

Since the end of 2019, Wawrinka has been working with Dani Vallverdu. Magnus Norman was Wawrinka’s coach from 2013. The two men stopped working together in 2017 and resumed a year later, before splitting again in 2020. 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.

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.

How much prize money has Stan Wawrinka won?

Stan Wawrinka has amassed more than $35 million in his career. You can see his latest prize money figures on his profile page on the official ATP Tour website.

Does Wawrinka have an Instagram account?

Wawrinka has an Instagram account, which is followed by 1.2 million people, as of August 2023. 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 765,000 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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