Every time Stanislas Wawrinka has an awesome match (which is quite often these days), TennisInsideOut.com gets a surge in hits from tennis fans wanting to know more about this savvy Swiss player with the killer backhand. Now that Stan’s beaten defending US Open champ Andy Murray in the Quarters to get to his first Slam semifinal, we decided to add some more goodies to the blog for curious peeps and longtime Stan-lovers alike.
Today on ESPN, tennis legend John McEnroe slathered praise on Stan’s signature shot, the one-handed backhand winner. A guest in the commentary booth, Stan agreed he’s most comfortable with his backhand, which he aims down lines and into corners with a marksman’s precision.
And other fine attributes…
And his goofy, fun side can really come out when he’s playing doubles with his BFF, the young and good-kind-of-crazy Frenchman Benoit Paire.
So, there you have it, Stan the Man in pictures. Come on, admit it. You’re not just here because of the awesome tennis. It’s also ’cause he’s just freakin’ adorable.
You might also enjoy: Stan Wawrinka: The Other Guy and Wawrinka, Nieminen, Kohlschreiber, Youzhny: Doubles Behind the Loo.
PHOTOS: c2013 Valerie David, for TennisInsideOut.com