Stan Wawrinka issues warning to opponents after devastating loss to Novak Djokovic at Wimbledon 2023: “Not at his level right now”

After the match that the Swiss star feared, Stan Wawrinka becomes more sure that all the players should be afraid to go against Novak Djokovic. Just a couple of days back, Stan was explicitly joking about how he was definitely going to loss. While he kept saying that he did not have a chance against the tennis genius, there was still hope for a power-packed match.

Known to be the latecomer of tennis with 3 Grand Slams, Wawrinka is one of the top players on tour. As Stan was claiming that he didn’t have a chance, Nole jokingly referred to Stan as the man who has stolen 3 Grand Slams from him. This duo has gone up against each other 27 times now and shares one of the most wholesome and healthy rivalries on the court.  

Stan Wawrinka warns other competitors

The 38-year-old Swiss star was not really taken seriously when he said, “I don’t stand a chance” and “I will enjoy it (the match) if I don’t get killed“. He has been able to defeat the Serbinator in the last 3 meetings at Grand Slams. Nonetheless, the Swiss’s joking predictions came out true and Novak beat Wawrinka in straight sets.

“Djokovic is the best in the world,” Stan proclaims after his match.

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Wawrinka also adds, “Someone can beat him. One match can lead to many scenarios. But I would be astonished to see it here,” sending a warning to all the upcoming players who have to go up against Nole. 

Novak looks incredible playing for the 5th consecutive Wimbledon title this year and a record-breaking 24th Grand Slam. Even former world number 1 ‘Super Brat’, John McEnroe called Novak Djokovic “a complete player”. Nole is the heavy favorite this season and has many tennis legends backing him for the title.

Stan Wawrinka vs Novak Djokovic match overview

In the third round of Wimbledon 2023, the match between Stan and Nole displayed the class and brilliance that Novak possesses. The match ended in 3 sets (6-3, 6-1, 7-6) with one tiebreaker in the final set. With a very strong offensive play, seemingly ‘unreadable’ serves, and wonderful returns, Nole had the Swiss star struggling.

Even though Stan consistently kept trying to defend his game, the construction of points by Novak was over the top. Each stroke and well-thought-out net point left Stan stumbling to just return the ball. After two sets of just defending, the Stanimal gave a comeback. He started hitting winners and had Nole take a step back for a second. 

The 38-year-old Swiss saved all of his serves and came close to taking the set but ultimately Nole succeeded in the fourth round against the Swiss tennis player,

What are your thoughts on the legend, Novak Djokovic? Who might be the player to stop this icon? Let us know in the comments below!


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