Wawrinka could be the Amelie Mauresmo of Men's Tennis

Maximagq

Banned
Talented player, late bloomer, won first title at Aussie Open regarding an injured opponent. Could Stan go on to win Wimbledon against Nadal and become number one for a year?
 

poofytail

Banned
Wawrinka will win Wimbledon this year and end the year with 2 slams, which will make it a hot dispute who deserves #1 for the year as Nadal will also end it with 2. Just a feeling.
 

tipsa...don'tlikehim!

Talk Tennis Guru
on a serious note, I remember Mauresmo being an absolute choker but still managed to win grand slams and become number 1.

Wawrinka doesn't look like a choker to me (did he in the past ? maybe a little bit but not like Mauresmo)
He impressed me mentally these last 2 weeks
 

Kalin

Legend
Nadal has very few points to defend at Wimbledon, no?

Plus, he has such a great points advantage that it will take a lot for him to be dethroned.

This was a serious question, right? :0
 

tipsa...don'tlikehim!

Talk Tennis Guru
Nadal has very few points to defend at Wimbledon, no?

Plus, he has such a great points advantage that it will take a lot for him to be dethroned.

This was a serious question, right? :0
The problem with Stan is that he's not a great grass player, of course he reached a final last year but lost in straight sets to grass specialist Mahut.
 

chjtennis

G.O.A.T.
Talented player, late bloomer, won first title at Aussie Open regarding an injured opponent. Could Stan go on to win Wimbledon against Nadal and become number one for a year?
It would be really nice if Wawrinka wins Wimbledon and becomes no.1 at the end of 2014.
 

Nickzor

Semi-Pro
I really hope that Wawrinka can do what Mauresmo did and win another slam to silence all the naysayers, almost identical situation, Mauresmo was leading Justine Henin in the Aus Open final by a set, but Justine retired and people were quick to say ''would Mauresmo of won if Justine wasn't injured?'' , but 6 months later she went on to win Wimbledon and beat Justine Henin in the final with no injury/sickness dramas for Henin, I hope Stan can go on to win another slam too this year, Maybe US OPEN?

The Mauresmo vs Henin case was a little bit different though as Mauresmo was leading 6-1 2-0, as dominating as the scoreline suggests, Henin was clearly looking very unwell (sick)
 
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thejoe

Hall of Fame
Nadal has very few points to defend at Wimbledon, no?

Plus, he has such a great points advantage that it will take a lot for him to be dethroned.

This was a serious question, right? :0
He has a hell of a lot to defend, though.

Indian Wells (will be tough)
Madrid, Rome, French Open (75% chance he defends RG and at least one of those Masters events)
Montreal and Cincy (I can't see him retaining both of those)
US Open (several other players could win here)

I agree he's definitely favourite to retain the #1 spot after the points gained in Australia, but if someone goes on a hardcourt tear and Nadal's form dips, it could happen.
 

snowwhite

Professional
Talented player, late bloomer, won first title at Aussie Open regarding an injured opponent. Could Stan go on to win Wimbledon against Nadal and become number one for a year?
LOL Amelie Mauresmo didn't play an injured opponent
Justine was lying, everyone knew it, by the way that day I was rooting for Justine to win but it was just obvious
It only took her 6 months to be punished by Karma
God, Henin was one set away to complete her career slam, but Karma just justified Amelie
That's why I'm sure that heavens will justify Nadal at the end
if he was really injured (probably was) it will only show by time
like when time exposed Henin :)
 

snowwhite

Professional
The Mauresmo vs Henin case was a little bit different though as Mauresmo was leading 6-1 2-0, as dominating as the scoreline suggests, Henin was clearly looking very unwell (sick)
Henin was fine, I suppose you didn't watch that match
 

TennisCJC

Legend
Stan has little chance at Wimbledon. His does not move that well, his strokes are big which is not good on grass, and movement is not great. He has better shot at USO followed by French.
 
Stan has little chance at Wimbledon. His does not move that well, his strokes are big which is not good on grass, and movement is not great. He has better shot at USO followed by French.
Only at the US Open, I feel. I believe Federer, Djokovic,Nadal and maybe even Ferrer can beat him at the French.
 

Nickzor

Semi-Pro
Henin was fine, I suppose you didn't watch that match
I did watch the match, I live in Melbourne so we have exclusive all day broadcast of the Aus Open every year, it was some time ago though, perhaps you are right but Justine just wasn't getting much going in that match, or perhaps it was Mauresmo playing toooo well.
 

snowwhite

Professional
^^^
No, she isn't
Henin wasn't only lying but she robbed Amelie's happiness of winning the her first slam by retiring
Henin was in no sign of pain whatsoever
BTW Henin was never booed lol
On the other hand Nadal was probably going to lose to Wawrinka anyway, but he got injured, the link is:
If he was losing and he got injured IT DOESN'T MEAN THAT HE WAS PRETENDING IT FOR GOD SAKE
It doesn't mean the injury would've affected the outcome of the winner anyway, it doesn't mean either the injury was a lie (obviously it wasn't)
Again, I'm sure that heavens will do justice to Nadal and then everybody will realize that he wasn't lying (same justice done to Amelie)
 
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Gimmick

Semi-Pro
^^^
No, she isn't
Henin wasn't only lying but she robbed Amelie's happiness of winning the her first slam by retiring
Henin was in no sign of pain whatsoever
BTW Henin was never booed lol
On the other hand Nadal was probably going to lose to Wawrinka anyway, but he got injured, the link is:
If he was losing and he got injured IT DOESN'T MEAN THAT HE WAS PRETENDING IT FOR GOD SAKE
It doesn't mean the injury would've affected the outcome of the winner anyway, it doesn't mean either the injury was a lie (obviously it wasn't)
Again, I'm sure that heavens will do justice to Nadal and then everybody will realize that he wasn't lying (same justice done for Amelie)
So you can accurately assess who's lying and who isn't?
 
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snowwhite

Professional
You can see everything in their body languages
If anyone have seen Henin match would've known what I'm talking about
She hardly squeezed her eyes to cry and she couldn't
 
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