Photo: Stan Wawrinka reflects on ATP World Tour Finals exit
Stan Wawrinka was in a positive mood despite his loss to Roger Federer at the ATP World Tour Finals
Stan Wawrinka has taken to social media to pay tribute to his fellow competitors after he was beaten by Roger Federer in the semi-finals of the ATP World Tour Finals on Saturday.
Wawrinka lost 7-5 6-3 to Federer, who set up a final showdown with Novak Djokovic at the O2 Arena in London.
Wawrinka posted the picture above on his personal Instagram account on Sunday morning and wrote: “What an honor to be a part of this great group of champions!! Hope to see you all next year !! #WorldTourFinals #London ”
Djokovic is looking to secure a record fourth straight ATP World Tour Finals title when he takes on Federer in Sunday’s final.
The Serb beat Rafael Nadal in straight sets on Sunday, with the Spaniard admitting that Djokovic is looking “unbeatable” at times.
However, Djokovic told a news conference after the match: “I don’t feel unbeatable, but it does definitely feel great when I’m playing the way I played today, when I feel like I’m dictating the pace, the match itself, most of the rallies, I feel like I’m on top of my opponent.
“There are days when you don’t feel great, where you have to find a way to win. I’ve had so many wins this year that, of course, make a difference in terms of the approach, the optimistic approach to the matches and the confidence level I feel on the court.
“It’s quite different when you know you haven’t lost too many times. Especially against Rafa, I won the last, what, three times we played against each other. That all plays a major role in the mental approach to these matchups.”