Stan Wawrinka has revealed that he can not say which was bigger - Roger Federer winning the Australian Open after being six months out or Rafael Nadal winning a record 10th French Open title. Between 2003 and 2007, Federer won eight grand slams without beating any of Nadal, Novak Djokovic or Andy Murray along the way, and added two more in 2009 without playing any of those three.
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The Swiss ace then went on to win titles in Indian Wells and in Miami, climbing from 16th to fifth in the world rankings in the process, and now maintaining an impressive 19-2 record in the calendar year so far. Federer skipped the entire clay court season, even the Grand Slam, nominally for reasons of "tennis and physical preparation", but presumably also because he wanted no piece of that.
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"Federer without any doubt", Toni said in an interview with Tennis World. Speaking about how it feels to face Nadal and Federer, Wawrinka revealed: 'They always manage to influence what the opponent does. This is the most hard thing against those tough players. "It's impossible to compare it to another place", the 31 year old said. Nadal's claiming a 10th Roland Garros main glory will ultimately go down as one of the greatest achievements in sports history. "Just the scores. [Countryman] Stan [Wawrinka] I followed a little bit, and of course I felt bad for him during the final".
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