The three-time Grand Slam champion, Stan Wawrinka won’t be playing the ATP Cup 2020 in the month of January. Instead, Wawrinka will be playing the ATP World Tour 250 series in Doha, Qatar while the ATP Cup 2020 will be aired in the first week of January.
However, Stan Wawrinka aspires to play the Tokyo Olympics 2020. Wawrinka can qualify to play Olympics Games as one of the exemptions in the ‘Eligibility For The Olympic Tennis Event’ permits the Swiss to make an appearance.
It states, “Commitment to the Olympic Tennis Event and/or Davis Cup or Fed Cup: A player’s historical participation in one or both competitions.” Wawrinka has represented Switzerland numerous times in the past.
He clinched the Olympic Gold medal in doubles during Beijing Olympics 2008 while he was in tandem with Roger Federer. Also, he contributed to Switzerland’s victory at Davis Cup 2014.
At ATP Cup 2020, the Swiss team will comprise of Roger Federer and Henri Laaksonen. Switzerland did not qualify for Davis Cup Finals 2019 and Roger Federer was reluctant to participate in the Madrid event. Hence eventually, Wawrinka’s participation from Davis Cup is ruled out.
On Sunday, Stan Wawrinka played an exhilarating final match in Antwerp, Belgium against the former World Number one tennis player, Andy Murray. Wawrinka pulled off the first set and later led by a break in the second, but it was the unseeded Brit who clinched the Belgian ATP title.
It was one of the greatest victories in Murray’s career and it was his first singles title since Dubai Tennis Championships in 2017.
“He’s an amazing champion, he’s part of the Big Four, he’s one of the top players to ever play this sport,” Stan Wawrinka praised Murray. “He’s won everything possible on the tennis court. He’s a big champion, always a fighter. He’s coming back already from hip surgery. To play at that level, it’s something amazing.”
At present, Stan Wawrinka is swinging his tennis racquets in his home country of Switzerland. The seventh seed at Swiss Indoors Basel 2019, Wawrinka will open against Pablo Cuevas in Basel.