Magnus Norman: “Wawrinka is a little underrated”


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Magnus Norman: "Wawrinka is a little underrated"

You don’t have to be a specialist to know that Stan Wawrinka is one of the best tennis players of the last decade. The 35-year-old Swiss is one of only three players in history to beat Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray in Grand Slam tournaments and was the last man to conquer a Major apart from his compatriot, the Spanish and the Serbian, known as the Big3, when he won the US Open in 2016.

However, the three-time Grand Slam champion is “a little underrated,” according to his coach, Swede Magnus Norman, in a statement to ATP Radio.

“Stan is undoubtedly one of the best tennis players when you look at his record, as he has won three different Grand Slams in the Era in which he played the Big Four,” said Norman.

Norman, a former world number two and finalist for Roland Garros in 2000, worked with Wawrinka between 2013 and 2017, when he underwent surgery twice on his left knee and missed the entire season, and since 2018 has been part of the coaching team again. of the Swiss in his attempt to return to the close-ups: “He has had an incredible career and is a bit underrated, for sure.”

After dropping down the ranking to 263 in 2018, Wawrinka reached the quarterfinals of Roland Garros and the United States Open in 2019 and also reached the same round in Australia this year and is currently number 17 in the world.


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