The ambassador made it twice!

28 May 2017

The final kept to its word. Just like last year against Marin Cilic, Stan Wawrinka had to bring out his best game to win the title of the Banque Eric Sturdza Geneva Open. The World N°3 won 4-6 6-3 6-3 against Mischa Zverev (ATP 33), the qualifier who had eliminated big names like John Isner and Kei Nishikori.

In a filled stadium again, Stan Wawrinka did not give up to end the match on a passing forehand after 2 hours and 21 minutes of play. He won the sixteenth title of his career, his first of the year. The 250 ATP points gleaned on the blessed ground of Les Eaux-Vives now enable him to occupy the fifth place in the Race, behind Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Dominic Thiem and Alexander Zverev 
Stan Wawrinka had vowed: he had come to Geneva to retain his title. To contribute to the evolution of the Banque Eric Sturdza Geneva Open which he is the ambassador for. Mission accomplished beyond all expectations. On Saturday he played fantastic tennis against a quality opponent, to offer "his" public a rare communion. Throughout the games, he has imposed his physical power to seal a victory that does not suffer any dispute in front of Johan Djourou, his most fervent supporter. 

The afternoon started in the most beautiful way with a thrilling doubles final. Victorious from Wimbledon and the Masters two years ago, the Dutch Jean-Julien Rojer and Romanian Horia Tecau won 6-2 6-7 (9) 10-6 against the Colombians, Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah, who won the title at Parc des Eaux-Vives two years ago.

Picture: Stan Wawrinka - © Banque Eric Sturdza Geneva Open / Augusto Tomassetti