“Today Is No Ordinary Day”: Stan Wawrinka Hints at Comeback in Yonex’s Special Advertisement

Published 07/12/2021, 12:26 PM EDT
Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland celebrates match point after his First Round Singles Match against Daniel Evans of Great Britain during day Three of the Fever-Tree Championships at Queens Club on June 19, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)


Touted to have one of the best single-handed backhands the sport has ever witnessed, three-time grand slam champion Stan Wawrinka is struggling with injuries off late.

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The Swiss star played at the ATP Qatar Open earlier this year and didn’t play another tournament since due to right-foot injury.

Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland celebrates the second set point against Novak Djokovic of Serbia during their Men’s Singles Final Match on Day Fourteen of the 2016 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 11, 2016 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

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While a comeback from Wawrinka was expected at the French Open as he is a natural clay-courter, the recurring injury forced the Swiss to withdrew from the event.

The former world number three, who had a dream-run on the ATP tour from 2014-2016, struggled with knee injury in 2017 and has been in and out of form ever since.

Fans across the globe await Wawrinka’s return as he targets the upcoming US hard-court season.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK: Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland reacts during his Men’s Singles fourth round match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia on day seven of the 2019 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Right from the beginning of his career, the Swiss star is using racquets made by popular sports equipment manufacturer, Yonex. 

Stan Wawrinka promotes Yonex on the occasion of their 75th anniversary

On the account of celebrating the 75th anniversary of the popular brand, Yonex has been making a series of inspired commercials on their sponsored athletes. Recently, they shot with Naomi Osaka, and now, Wawrinka joins the pack.

In the video, the former world number three could be seen prepping himself to make a grand return to the sport.

Today could just be a day. Unless you decide it’s more than that. Today is no ordinary day,” says Wawrinka in the advertisement.

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Sporting Stan the Man hoodie, Yonex did a great job of promoting their brand as well as projecting the return of the three-time grand slam champion.

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While an official confirmation from Stan’s team is yet to be made regarding his comeback, it’s safe to assume that the competition just gets tough at the last grand slam of the year – the US Open.

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Sagar Ashtakoula

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Sagar Ashtakoula is a tennis writer at EssentiallySports. He has been following the sport since 2007. Having developed an interest in creating content, he mixed his passion for writing with his love for tennis for 2 years at SportsKeeda before joining the tennis team at EssentiallySports.

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