Stan Wawrinka: 'Federer is unique, he does different things than any other player'
Tennis - The World No. 3 also speaks about playing doubles with Fognini and analyzes his win over Vesely
Roger Federer is taking a eight-week break from competition during the clay-court season. In his press conference after the match won in three sets against Vesely, Stan Wawrinka was asked if that is an example for other players, how to manage the pressure of the tour and how to cope with the physical aspect. That's how Stan replied: 'I think what Roger does always been different than (any) other player. He's a unique player. He's has his unique mentality. He's the best player ever. So he's always been kind of player who doesn't play too much. Even when he was 25, he was sometimes taking six weeks off for practice and getting ready For myself, in general, I think so far it's been good. The last 10 or more years, I always try not to play too many tournaments, play too much. I always try to take some break during the season for practice. For sure I think more you getting older, the more important is it to be careful with that.'
Analyzing his today's win, Wawrinka said: ''Overall it's a good match. It was a first match on clay. The feeling was good. Winning in three sets means it was a good victory. It's important to win and keep going I prepared well. Practice was good. Physically I'm fine. We'll see what I can do. The match wasn't too long. I know my level is good. If I'm able to improve, I might have a chance in this tournament.'
About playing doubles with Fabio Fognini, Stan the Man added: 'Yeah, I did enjoy to play with him. He's a good friend in general. Was a great experience. Was really nice and fun to play with him. I think we played a good match the first match. We had some chance today. No, I think he is really talented player. Also is really good doubles player. I think in general was great to play with him.'