Coach Magnus Norman is excited about the return of Stan Wawrinka as he insists the Swiss has been one of the best players over the last decade. Wawrinka, 36, won his first Grand Slam title after beating Rafael Nadal in the 2014 Australian Open final.
Wawrinka captured his second Grand Slam title after surprising world No. 1 Novak Djokovic in the 2015 French Open final. A year later, Wawrinka stunned Djokovic in the US Open to win his third Grand Slam title. Wawrinka is a three-time Grand Slam champion and definitely deserved all of his three Grand Slam titles since he beat the Big Three en route to winnng those glories.
"Stan the man is coming back. With 3 Grand Slam titles he is one of the biggest players last decade behind Rafa, Roger, Novak and Andy @stanwawrinka," Norman tweeeted.
Wawrinka set for a comeback
Wawrinka, who hasn't played since last March due to a foot injury, explained why he is not ready to walk away from the game.
"People often ask me why I try to come back from injury and return, but it's because tennis is a passion, I love the public" Wawrinka said. "There are a lot who forget this when they turn professional—they take tennis too much like work.
"What motivates me and pushes me still is I tell myself I'm going to play—that I'm going to have fun." Recently, Wawrinka stated that Djokovic fears him, mostly in Grand Slams. "Novak Djokovic was always one of the Big-3 but I liked playing him the most.
His play suits me the most, even though he has beaten me more times than I can count," Wawrinka said in his interview with Eurosport. "I know he fears me, mostly in Grand Slams and I feel that stepping on to the court. He plays at his highest level against me because he knows what I'm capable of."