Resurgent Stan Wawrinka targets 2020 Tokyo Olympics

by Ajit Singh Khanna | Posted on Monday, February 12th, 2018 | 0

He will be 34 when (and if) he competes at the 2020 Tokyo Games, but Stan Wawrinka is upbeat of making it to his third Olympics.

He has every reason to look forward to the quadrennial event, for each time, he has had memorable moments. He won a gold alongside Roger Federer in men’s doubles in 2008 that earned him the privilege to be the flag-bearer for Switzerland in 2012.

Having missed out on the last edition (Rio 2016) due to a back injury, Wawrinka is hoping there will be no slip-ups this time around.

“If I have the opportunity, I would love to play,” the Swiss was quoted as saying by bolamarela.pt.

He added: “I have a gold medal, I carried the flag, there are always very special moments. I was injured in the last but we will see where I will be in the next Olympic Games.”

Meanwhile, Wawrinka has been on a comeback trail of late after missing the last quarter of 2017 due to a knee injury.

“I knew it was going to be difficult, but I have to be positive because I played three games in a row and won two games,” Wawrinka, who lost in the semi-finals of the Sofia Open last week, said of his form.

“I spend more energy to win games from the stand, but that’s what I have to do to get back to my level.”

 

 

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