Wawrinka had won two consecutive titles in Chennai and as the number one seed it sure seemed like he could do it again. But Stan the Man doesn’t yet have the consistency of Federer, Djokovic or Nadal (sans last year) and you never really know a hundred percent what you will get from him. However, I think this is improving all the time and coach Magnus Norman must surely have a positive influence on the world number #4’s mental ability.
That’s why it’s not a big surprise he managed to edge out youngster Coric 6-3 7-5. His serve looked especially strong and it’s a shot that will make him even more dangerous if he gets the consistency up.
Another player who’s going to be dangerous is Coric. He sure seems like the most level-headed of the young guns and although some pundits says he lacks a big weapon he possesses one of the biggest weapons in tennis: a strong mind.
Can Wawrinka take a slam in 2016? Why not? Australian Open and French Open are slow enough to benefit his mighty groundstrokes and when Stan the Man gets on a run, you know anything can happen.