Beating Novak Djokovic in 2014 Australian Open a Mental Breakthrough: Stanislas Wawrinka
Zurich: Swiss tennis superstar Stanislas Wawrinka mentioned that beating Novak Djokovic within the quarter-final of the 2014 Australian Open used to be a psychological leap forward for him. Wawrinka would cross on to overcome Rafael Nadal within the last to win his first Grand Slam name.
“Yeah, it used to be a psychological leap forward for me, particularly the fit towards Novak. I performed him the former yr the place the 5th set went to 12-10. So this time I informed myself that if it is going that a ways, I want to win it,” the World No.17 informed former World No.1 Chris Evert in a are living video interview on Instagram.
“So, Rafa’s fit used to be other. I used to be very comfy. I informed myself that I got here right here to win and I needed to play the most efficient tennis I may.”
Wawrinka’s victory made him the primary guy excluding his mythical compatriot Roger Federer, Britain’s Andy Murray, Djokovic and Nadal to win a Grand Slam name since Juan Martin Del Potro received the United States Open in 2009.
He beat protecting champion Djokovic 2-6, 6-4, 6-2, 3-6, 9-7 within the quarter-finals and then he beat Czech Republic’s Tomas Berdych within the semis. In the overall, he beat Nadal 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3. Wawrinka went directly to win the French Open subsequent yr and the United States Open in 2016.