Stan Wawrinka expresses disappointment in himself after Wimbledon exit

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Stan Wawrinka expresses disappointment in himself after Wimbledon exit

Three-time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka admitted he was disappointed he delivered in his Wimbledon opener versus Jannik Sinner as he expected more from himself. Wawrinka, 37, accepted a main draw wildcard into Wimbledon but didn't make it far as Sinner ousted th Swiss 7-5 4-6 6-3 6-2.

"I’m disappointed with the way I was playing today, with the level I got. I think I have been pushing myself way better during practice. I was expecting more, and I’m for sure disappointed with the loss," Wawrinka said.

After winning the second set, Wawrinka failed to keep the same level in the rest of the match as Sinner broke the Swiss in the fourth game of the third and served out for the set in the ninth game. In the fourth set, Sinner broke Wawrinka twice and completed a four-set win.

“There are some positives. Right now I’m more disappointed than happy with what happened. I could have done much more. I was really frustrated in the match to see the level I was producing today," Wawrinka added.

Wawrinka on what he needs going forward

Wawrinka was out for a year before returning to action in late March. Wawrinka is 37, ranked just outside the top-250, but he believes he can still be a decent player on the ATP Tour.

“I think I need to keep going, keep working out. I’m thinking a bit too much. I’m looking for confidence, and I need wins for that. A match like that doesn’t help. That’s part of the process, and I need to stay positive.

I need to go back to practice and keep doing what I’m trying to do, keep improving in the practice to hopefully get some wins," Wawrinka added. Wawrinka will now likely take some time to rest and then return to action during the North American hard court swing.