That Stanislas Wawrinka has all the goods to beat any ATP tennis player, we all knew. What we also knew is that mentally he was sometimes not prepared to overcome that hurdle.
He delighted all his fans (including me) today by beating Andy Murray, the defending US Open Champ, in straight sets. While I have not watched (yet) the full match, I did catch the last few games of the 3rd set. As usual, Stan’s game was on top. Murray did look out of sorts, but that was likely due to what was happening on Arthur Ashe stadium court.
A big congratulations to Stan. By the way, if you have not seen yet, please be sure to check out some videos of his beautiful one-handed backhand. Stan’s one-handed backhand is a formidable weapon.
Here is to hoping Wawrinka is going all the way to the final. I hope Richard Gasquet achieves a similar result against Nadal. My dream final would be Gasquet v Wawrinka, the battle of the one-handed backhands.