“Had Some Big Down”: Stanislas Wawrinka Admits to Having Mental Health Issues and Divulges How to Deal With It

Published 08/05/2021, 2:19 AM EDT


Stanislas Wawrinka has spoken up in favor of athletes’ mental health issues. The Swiss star has been experiencing an injury-prone career for the past few years. However, he has made brilliant comebacks in his career and defied all odds.

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In an interview with Darren Cahill on Yonex Tennis’ Instagram live, Wawrinka has spoken about his comeback from injuries. He went on to speak about the importance of mental health and taking care of it.

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Stanislas Wawrinka talks about athletes’ mental health and what they go through

Stanislas Wawrinka has been having injury woes since 2017. The Swiss star has been on the sidelines since injuring his foot during a 2017 Wimbledon Championship match. His recent form has been a result of his injury at the Qatar Open earlier this year, where he seriously injured his foot.

I think there are many things we don’t know about athletes, about what they go through because we always see things about other athletes in front of the TV, when they are playing, when they are the best, we see only a good image. It is also been difficult for, for many of us, including me,” said Wawrinka.

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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 26: Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland and Rafael Nadal of Spain hug at the net after Wawrinka won their men’s final match during day 14 of the 2014 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 26, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Wawrinka talks about his comeback and his struggle with injuries

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Stanislas Wawrinka has been having a difficult year so far and is struggling with a comeback. The injury in Qatar forced the Swiss star to undergo a surgery and there is no specific date of return for him. However, his positive attitude makes him the champion he is today.

I for sure try to look at the big picture because at the end if you can take a step back to see the big picture, to see what I have been doing, the way I was playing in my career and everything. You can only take positives from that. For me its always been important to, when I had some big downs I was like, okay take your time, take a step back, look at the big picture, look what you want to be, where you want to be, how you want to get there and do the right things. That’s how I see my career and life in general,” said Wawrinka.

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It all comes down to Stanislas Wawrinka’s mental state and mentality to make a comeback on court. Fans will be hopeful of a strong comeback from the former Wimbledon Champion.

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Suchit Halder

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Suchit Halder is a Tennis writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Management Studies from St Xavier's College, Mumbai. With a keen interest in writing and sports, Suchit has previously worked as a content writer at Football Counter and worked with the content team for Delhi Capitals during IPL 2021.

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