Stan Wawrinka pokes fun at himself for having to celebrate birth alone


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Stan Wawrinka pokes fun at himself for having to celebrate birth alone

Three-time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka appeared to celebrate his birthday alone due to the coronavirus. Wawrinka, who turned 35 years on Saturday, has been very active on the social media while in self isolation at home.

Several times this week, Wawrinka went on Instagram live with French Benoit Paire. The Swiss poked a bit of fun at himself for being unable to celebrate his birthday properly. However, it should be noted that it is not clear if the Swiss is really totally alone in his house.

Meanwhile, French tennis star Gael Monfils wished world No.

17 Wawrinka a happy birthday. Wawrinka turned 35 years but Monfils believes the Swiss still has the game to compete at the highest level. "Happy birthday, Stan the Man. We are not getting old. We are like wine -- we getting better with time.

Happy birthday brother, again," Monfils said. Wawrinka played only three events this year before the Tour got suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak. But the Swiss hasn't had a bad season as he made a deep run in each of the three tournaments played.

Wawrinka started the season in Doha, where he made the semifinal before losing to rising French star Corentin Moutet. Wawrinka, the 2014 Australian Open quarterfinal, then performed well at Melbourne Park. The Swiss surprised world No.

4 Daniil Medvedev in the Australian Open round-of-16 before losing to Alexander Zverev in the quarterfinal. In his last tournament played, Wawrinka made the Acapulco quarterfinal before he was handed a straight-set loss by Grigor Dimitrov.