Stan Wawrinka is about to start a very intense February. The Swiss player will compete in four consecutive tournaments - Sofia, Rotterdam, Marseille and Acapulco - in his attempt to deliver a greater level. Wawrinka will face the 2017 runner-up Marius Copil in Sofia.
“I am feeling really better now than last year," said the 33-year-old. "Last year, I was coming back from injury. Now I am completely fit. I played well in Doha and Australia open, won few matches. I expect a really tough match against Marius.
I know him well, we have played twice in the past. He played on the final here so he likes the conditions here. He is a tough player to play. He is really aggressive, serving big, so it is going to be an interesting first-round match."
After his four-set loss to Milos Raonic at the Australian Open, Wawrinka had said: "He played better in general. I think, yeah, it's tough to lose second round. It's frustrating to lose early here, as I want to go deeper, I want to win more matches.
Again, if I take some distance, see a little bit everything I've done the last few months to get at that level, I'm quite happy. I'm looking forward to the rest of the year." ALSO READ: Rafael Nadal: Worse players than David Ferrer won a Grand Slam title