Wawrinka's love for tennis: "I like meeting players from different generations"

The Swiss, who will play in Buoens Aires, spoke about the changes that tennis is experiencing, in the transition between the old and the new generation

by Lorenzo Ciotti
Wawrinka's love for tennis: "I like meeting players from different generations"
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"I think it depends on the player and his personality. Carlos Alcaraz and Jannik Sinner have already won a Slam. Carlitos has also already been at ATP No.1 and has already won many important titles. I like being on the circuit and having the opportunity to play with different generations and with many different tennis players. I feel lucky to be able to live this experience and I hope to be able to beat someone from the new generation in the near future."

Stan Wawrinka, who arrived in Buenos Aires 11 years after the last time he took part in the ATP tournament organized by the Argentine capital, gave an interesting interview to Olé. In addition to retracing his career, the Swiss was also asked about the new generation of tennis players who increasingly continue to advance and take up space on the tour.

Stan Wawrinka
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"I like meeting players from different generations"

The 38-year-old has had the chance to face several of his rivals over the last few years and reflected on the journalist's point that young tennis players want to get everything quickly and don't accept the natural process needed to achieve such big goals.

The 3 times Slam champion then focused on the results achieved in over 20 years spent in professionalism.

"When I was a teenager I never believed I would be able to achieve what I have achieved. I never thought I would still be playing at 38 or 39. I have always lived the impulse and tried to work every day to become a better tennis player. And I want to keep improving and see how far I can get. All I want is not to regret something the day I stop playing. That's why I keep trying," said the Swiss player.

Wawrinka beat Pedro Cachin in three sets, in the first round of the ATP tournament in Buenos Aires. In the second round, the expert Swiss tennis player will meet the Chilean Nicolas Jarry, a match scheduled for tomorrow, 14 February 2024.