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Stan Wawrinka at the Saint Petersburg tournament

Stan Wawrinka took advantage of the Saint Petersburg tournament to look back on the Spaniard’s 13 victories in Paris. “It’s probably one of the greatest performances of any sport,” he said.

Stan Wawrinka (ATP 18) is currently playing in the ATP 500 tournament in Saint Petersburg. He will play his quarter-final this Friday around 1:30 pm against the Canadian Denis Shapovalov (ATP 12), easy winner in the round of 16, Thursday, the Belarusian Ilya Ivashka (ATP 141) 6-1 6-4.

On the sidelines of this competition, the Vaudois spoke of Rafael Nadal’s 13th victory at Roland Garros, as well as his considerations on the three best players in the world. And Stan the Man is rather laudatory towards the Mallorcan: “ What Rafael Nadal has achieved so far at Roland Garros is probably one of the greatest performances of all sports. The way he does it is something incredible, ” said the Swiss in comments relayed by We Love Tennis.

And Stan Wawrinka knows what he is talking about since he has faced the Spaniard twice on Parisian clay, for two defeats in three seconds . “ I had the chance to face him at Roland Garros and I have always been killed. So I know how hard it is to play it there. «

«Savor the fact that they are still playing»

After winning Nadal’s 20th Grand Slam title, Stan Wawrinka was also asked the question of who is the best player of all time. “Regarding the Big Three, it’s always difficult to compare. Today we don’t know who the GOAT is. I think we’ll have to wait and see. ”

For the Vaudois, the main thing is not to know who is the strongest, “but the most important is elsewhere, it is above all necessary to savor the fact that they are still playing, I like to watch them, it is undeniable and that ‘is precious’.