In an Interview to Eurosport.fr, Stan Wawrinka commented on the bad and good sides behind being Roger Federer's compatriot and playing in the same era as him. Wawrinka, a three-time Major winner, said: "Positives include learning from Roger, winning 2014 Davis Cup and the 2008 Olympics with him.
Negatives: that people try to compare me to Roger — the greatest player ever, a monster... No matter what I did, it was never as good as what Federer did, but that’s kind of wrong because Roger is a genius, the goat, and you shouldn’t compare others to him.
When I started my career he was there. I took the chance of playing with him for our country. Learning, progressing, winning trophies. There are more positives than negatives", assured the 34-year-old Lausanne native. Meanwhile speaking to Express Sport, the former world No.
4 Greg Rusedski commented on the US Open favorites: “If I look at the guys who can win the US Open, not semis or quarters, it is really for me Djokovic or Nadal. Or [Daniil] Medvedev to put him in the mix. Federer hasn’t been in the finals since 2015.
Before that he lost in the quarters to [Juan Martin] del Potro. The last year he won it was 2008 so historically he has not always had the best run in New York. You have to go all the way back before 2015 another four or five years when he had a really great result at the US Open”.