Swiss tennis star Stan Wawrinka says he doesn't want to compared to Andy Murray as he thinks comparing him and Briton just wouldn't be fair. Wawrinka, who recently turned 35, claimed his maiden Grand Slam title at the Australian Open in 2014 and since then he has won two more Major titles.
The Swiss has won three out of his four Grand Slam finals played as his lone loss in a Major final came in 2017, when he was ousted in straight sets by Rafael Nadal at the French Open. On the other side, former world No.
1 Murray is a nine-time Grand Slam finalist but he has won only three Major titles. The Big Three -- consisting of Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer -- have been dominant on the Grand Slam level over the last decade and a half.
There hasn't been a Grand Slam champion outside the group since Wawrinka beat Djokovic in the 2016 US Open final. "To honest I think it's unfair to include me in all that because they are in a completely different league to me.
It's unfair on Andy. Those guys have been winning everything for fifteen years – Masters tournaments, year-end finals. Andy's won more than forty titles (46)," Wawrinka told Sportmail. ''I've had four or five good years, and it's been amazing.
But I am behind them. Ahead of other players maybe, but behind them.' '
Stan Wawrinka thinks Murray is not done
Murray, 33, underwent a hip resurfacing surgery in January 2019 and made a comeback to tennis six months later at the Queen's Club.
The Briton refused to quit despite a challenging injury and he was rewarded with an ATP title toward the end of the last season. In last year's Antwerp final, Murray recovered from a set down to beat Wawrinka and claim his first ATP title since 2017.
''I know that when Andy's body let him do the work he is going to be very good. Before he got injured he was becoming a more aggressive player, not just relying on his incredible defence, and I saw that again in Antwerp.
When he beat me in Paris it was the same," Wawrinka said. Stan Wawrinka, ranked at No. 19 in the world, had a promising run at this year's Australian Open but it ended with a quarterfinal defeat.