Moved by the Re-Birth of His Dominance, 38YO Stan Wawrinka Approves His Majestic Win Over Frances Tiafoe With a Cheeky ‘Old Man’ Dig on Himself

Published 08/17/2023, 3:49 PM EDT

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Age can take a toll on even the finest players on the tour, but it looks like there’s one who’s escaped its wrath. Stan Wawrinka, the Swiss player has seemed to age perfectly like a fine wine. Currently playing in the Cincinnati Masters, he comfortably made his way into the round-of-16 by defeating the favorite Frances Tiafoe. While securing an easy, straight-set win, the Swiss player cheekily took a dig at himself after performing at par with his expectations.

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While the fans applauded him after securing a win, he took a moment to crack a lighthearted joke. This is yet another reason why Stan has such a massive fan following. What exactly did he say?

Stanislas Wawrinka takes a hilarious dig after securing an easy win

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In a gripping showdown against Frances Tiafoe, Stan Wawrinka once again showcased his signature one-handed backhand to secure a pivotal point that played a crucial role in his victory. The stadium erupted as Wawrinka’s trademark shot soared, solidifying a momentous advantage and stirring the crowd to a fervent standing ovation.

While the video went viral on social media, Stan Wawrinka took to repost the video and took a hilarious dig at himself. In a delightful display of self-appreciation, Wawrinka reposted the tweet, accompanying it with the light-hearted caption, ‘Old man can still play 👴🏻🎾😂🙏🏻❤️.’

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These words by Wawrinka show his funny nature off the court. Also, performing at a high level at this age, it might be quite surprising for him to be in top form. However, his hilarious dig was just something to lighten up the fans’ mood after a tense win.

Unfortunately, the past few years have not been the best for Stan Wawrinka. Even after being out of the court for a while due to injuries, Wawrinka dismissed talks of retirement from the sport.

Nudging off retirement talks, Stan Wawrinka expressed his fierce desire to compete

After a heavily injury-ridden career, many started to speculate that Wawrinka would finally hang up his boots and retire from the tour. However, the Swiss player dismissed the talks, suggesting that there’s more tennis left in him.

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I would like to say no. No, because I didn’t try so hard to have to quit in a few months. I didn’t get so fit for just one season. And at the same time, it is clear that you never know what can happen,” Wawrinka said. “But honestly, I want to last a few more years.”

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Thus, at 38 now, the Swiss star still believes that he has some tennis left in him. With the kind of performances he has been pulling off recently, it is quite obvious that he stands true to his words. It is now exciting to see if he could carry on the same game going into the US Open. With the tournament about to start in just a few days, fans would love to see their hero in top form. Do you think ‘Stan the Man’ will deliver?

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Akshat Gaur is a Tennis Writer at EssentiallySports. He completed his Bachelor’s degree in 2021 and has been writing since then. With over two years of experience in the world of sports journalism, specifically tennis journalism, Akshat is someone who is immensely passionate about covering the ATP and the WTA Tour.
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