Just a little cheer for Stan Wawrinka ahead of his Estoril semi today with big Delpo, it should be interesting.
I love Stan's game obviously his 1hbh but he has a great all court game, terrific from the baseline and rarely misses a volley. A huge hitter off both sides, he compliments this with a serve that rarely gets talked about but is one of the best and a deft touch and good hands.
Watched his match against Rafa in Monte Carlo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-P1rF4wpi8) so close to winning, infact was the only man to get anywhere near Rafa that week. When you look at the highlights (above) its all Stan, which goes to show maybe what his downfall is....the points that dont get shown on the highlights, the simple things, the grind.
Full match is here, well worth a watch (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CgrBlz0RtKU)
Good luck today Stan, stay agressive and show Delpo who is the Man !!!!!
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Stan really plays well but with one caveat - as long as the person opposite the net is not Roger Fed. He seems to just lay down when he sees his compatriot across the net.
Delpo laid down both Wawrkinka (your man) and Gasquet (my man)! Call him the "Caretaker"!
Yeah had a feeling he would, has that mental toughness the other two are sadly lacking.
That forehand is just a big sweeper and that serve gets him rollin'.