Stan Wawrinka has always been a player with great talents but has struggled for consistency in the past that has seen the Swiss No 2 not live up to his potential. Perhaps regarded as a delayed realization that story of Wawrinka to becoming “Stan The Man” surely has had its up and downs.
There was a time in 2008 when Wawrinka broke into the top 10, but his struggles with consistency and confidence did not allow him to remain at the top of the game for too long. However, the 30 year old with some modifications to his game has put the inconsistent days behind him as he now sits inside the top 4 and has 2 Grand Slams to his name – the latest being the French Open this year.
So what prompted about this level of confidence in the Swiss No 2 and perhaps easily put as an evolution of an inconsistent player into being one of the top players that are currently playing. Well, according to Wawrinka, it has all been about confidence.
And as that confidence has grown with time, he has found it easy to remain on a consistent level. “A little bit of everything — but confidence. Three years ago, 2013, when I came back in the top 10 and started to beat the top guys, I had a few changes in my game, a few little changes that made me be a better tennis player, but also the confidence I had on the court.
So little by little, I beat the top guys and reached my top level again and again”. Also Read: Rafael Nadal and the changes he would have done if he had come back in time: ´You can always do more´ .