ATP – Stan Wawrinka: “Federer took me a bit like a big brother” #Stan #Wawrinka #Roger #Federer #Tennis #Switzerland

It has now been more than two months since Roger Federer officially retired. We all remember her tears, hand in hand with Rafael Nadalafter this famous double, his last match at London. During his long career, the Maestro will have shared many moments with one player in particular, his compatriot Stan Wawrinka. Winner of three Grand Slam titles, Wawrinkain the shadow of Federer, did not always get the recognition it deserved. But one thing is certain, the Vaudois lived unforgettable moments by his sidein Davis Cup or to Beijing Olympics in 2008, where the two men went for the gold medal. Guest in the excellent show As an aside on Canal+, Stan returned to their relationship.

Roger Federer in exhibition for Uniqlo

“I owe him a lot in my career”

When I arrived, Roger was already practically at the top of tennis. He took me like a big brother. He helped me, we trained a lot together. I was lucky enough to be able to rub shoulders with him a lot, in training, in tournaments. In the Davis Cup, we shared a lot of things. Afterwards, he simply became a friend. We were somewhat on the same level, not career, but behavior, mutual aid. I owe him a lot in my career. There were positives. I grew and got better thanks to him. He helped me a lot. Thanks to him, I won the Olympic Games and the Davis Cup. These are two of the biggest titles of my career. It is certain that the fact of arriving behind him, especially in Switzerland, no matter the results that I could have, anyway, it was always going to be light years away from him. No one will be able to do what he did, at least not in Switzerland. What I do, I do the best I can. You also have to be able to appreciate this kind of career.