Stan Wawrinka: "I can win a tournament before I retire"

The Swiss is trying to find his best form and wants to demonstrate

by Lorenzo Ciotti
Stan Wawrinka: "I can win a tournament before I retire"

The one between Holger Rune and Stan Wawrinka will be one of the most interesting third round matches of the Indian Wells Masters ATP 1000. The Danish talent will try to make a change in a season which, at least considering the high expectations, has not shown its real value.

Rune stopped in the round of 16 in Melbourne and reached two semifinals in Marseille and Acapulco. Wawrinka, for his part, is trying to find his best form and wants to demonstrate, more to himself than to the world of tennis, that he can still compete at high levels.

Wawrinka doesn't give up: "I can still win"

Stan told to the ATP offical website: "As long as I feel competitive, I will continue to play. I want to move forward. It doesn't matter if I've won three Grand Slams, if I've achieved much more than I ever dreamed of.

Everything must continue to be special. If you want to keep pushing past 30, you need to have passion. My dream was to become a professional tennis player. I feel competitive. I know that when I go out on the court, most of the time I can beat my opponent.

I'm not young anymore. Things are a little more complicated than before, but I still believe I can win tournaments. I don't know which one, but obviously I can win a trophy before I quit." Wawrinka is one of the veterans of the major circuit and tennis fans are always ready to support him on the court.

He added: "Of course, it's something special, one of the main reasons why I keep playing tennis. I like what I do, I'm passionate about it. The emotions that fans give me during tournaments, the support I receive, will always be special.

I want to enjoy it as much as possible." The winner of the match between Wawrinka and Rune could meet Jannik Sinner in the round of 16. The Italian will first have to beat the competition from Adrian Mannarino. The Frenchman defeated Lorenzo Musetti in straight sets playing an excellent match.