Wimbledon 2014 R16: Stanislas Wawrinka [5] vs Feliciano Lopez [19]

Who wins?


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aldeayeah

Legend
Interesting match don't you think? Wawrinka is an overall better player, but Lopez is a grass specialist. Wawrinka has one of the best topspin 1HBHs and Lopez has one of the best slice 1HBHs. Wawrinka is more of a baseliner and Lopez S&V's like there's no tomorrow. Wawrinka is a righty, and Lopez a lefty...

H2H: Wawrinka leads 3-2
2013 Paris R32 Wawrinka d. Lopez 63 36 63
2013 Gstaad QF Lopez d. Wawrinka 64 26 43 RET
2012 Monte Carlo R64 Wawrinka d. Lopez 61 64
2008 Madrid (hard) R16 Lopez d. Wawrinka 64 64
2007 Vienna QF Wawrinka d. Lopez 67 63 64

My pick: Lopez in 4.
 

Dan Z

Semi-Pro
Heart says Stan, head say Lopez. Hope Stan can take it to a 5 setter but Lopez is just too dangerous on grass. That being said Stan does seem to be playing uncharacteristically well this past week (for grass) so he could surprise us all
 

papertank

Hall of Fame
I'm taking Lopez in straights here. Lopez will slice and dice him off the court before he can get into any kind of rhythm.
 

3fees

G.O.A.T.
Tough one, Its Lopez match to win or lose. Lopez in 3 to 5 sets, His grass work has been good.
 

Backbored

Hall of Fame

Mary C was laughing at Stan wearing a red Stan The Man T-Shirt in a press conference, on TTC Primetime today.
Stan in four.
 

Vensai

Professional
Lopez has the better grass game. Granted, Wawrinka never had much to show on grass in the first place.
 

BevelDevil

Hall of Fame
nice to see a Stan thread. The "Stanwagon" seemed to have gotten silenced after his recent early exits. Now it feels more like he's a darkhorse, but that will probably help him mentally.

Stan's backhand shines best when he's trading blows from the backcourt. I don't think his passing shots are as good though.
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
If Deli isn't tired from his brilliant runs through Queen's and Eastbourne prior to SW19, I can see him taking Swiss Wawa out in a tight 4-setter.
 

aldeayeah

Legend
Lopez winning (and losing in QF) would make his recent Wimbledon history quite repetitive:

2004: R32
2005: QF
2006: R128
2007: R32
2008: QF
2009: R128
2010: R32
2011: QF
2012: R128
2013: R32
2014: QF???
 

aldeayeah

Legend
Halep done in Court 2! Now for the Wawa-Lopez match...

Fun fact: Lopez is scheduled to play both the second (singles) and the fourth (doubles) match in Court 2. And the third match is a suspended women's doubles match that's already well into the second set!
 

veroniquem

Bionic Poster
Wawa getting the job done. Excellent. I do not want to see choker Lopez in quarter. Fed already had a walk in the park today. 1 is more than enough...
 

Bukmeikara

Legend
Right now, Lopez is like "I have to win two tiebrieks and after that break him in the fifth quickly, so I could be fresh for Roger tomorow
 

kishnabe

Talk Tennis Guru
Wawa getting the job done. Excellent. I do not want to see choker Lopez in quarter. Fed already had a walk in the park today. 1 is more than enough...
Wawa was once Federer slapping man and choker. You never know....

I think Lopez is way more Natural on Grass and they way he played the last few weeks.

Federer will have a easier time with Stan.
 

veroniquem

Bionic Poster
Wawa was once Federer slapping man and choker. You never know....

I think Lopez is way more Natural on Grass and they way he played the last few weeks.

Federer will have a easier time with Stan.
Look I am not saying Wawa has the grass game to beat Fed but at least he's won a slam and he's already beaten Fed this season. Against someone like Fed, the mental is paramount. Lopez may have a nice grass game but his mental is abominable. Recipe for disaster vs Fed + I don't think Lopez's style would have bothered Fed much. He will have more trouble vs a solid ground game.
 

Mayonnaise

Banned
This is what a YouTube comment says:

Lopez was generally angry and there was a game where Lopez returned really badly and said "fantastico" as he was at the changover. Wawrinka interpreted it incorrectly and had a go at him. Later Stan stopped Lopez serving because some people were talking and lopez got angry.
 
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