From mid-2017, Stan Wawrinka had to face many physical problems, with two surgeries on his left knee and several other injuries that compromised his performances in the last year and a half. This year Stan played a recovery season, focusing his 2019 on athletic, physical and psychological recovery.
At thirty-four years-old it is never easy to come back to the court after a long and complex injury. However, Wawrinka played a good season overall. He doesn't always continue, as is his habit, but slowly he is recovering confidence, strength and athletic shape.
Testimony of this fact is the quarter-finals achieved at the French Open and the US Open and the two finals played: in Rotterdam, where he lost against Gael Monfils and in Antwerp, where he lost against Andy Murray after a three sets hard-fought match.
The Swiss is physically improving after the problems of the last two years. So, will he be the protagonist in 2020, despite his inexorably advancing age? Can he recover lost time? The assumption: when he gets a good week, Wawrinka can beat anyone.
He demonstrated this fact in the past years, reaching goals that are impossible to think of at least until 2013. This can also happen in 2020: if the Swiss plays the perfect week, it may have his chances even in Slams. Obviously, considering Wawrinka's greatest enemy after injuries: continuity.
Considering that there will also be ups and downs in 2020, Stan will have to show up in good physical shape in January, then try to cross the perfected moments of his tennis. Impossible or not?