As I type this, Stan Wawrinka is battling it out against Mikhail Youzhny at Arthur Ashe stadium.
This is already the furthest Wawrinka's gotten at a Major, and I wonder if he has more in him to go even further. Slam quarters were supposed to be a given for Wawrinka, but for whatever reason it didn't happen. He has all kinds of game and has been in the top 10, but he also only has two career singles titles, when once it looked like he would've had a Novak Djokovic-type of career.
He has Peter Lundgren in his camp, and I think they both really need each other: Lundgren to show that just because he had one of the greatest players ever under his charge, he knows his X's and O's, and Wawrinka because it's good to have a guy that's seen everything.
I'm not sure how far he's going to go at the Open, but I hope it's only the start of more good things for him.
An old friend of mine and I used to talk tennis for hours, whether it was our own games or what was happening in the pros. I've started Tennis Talk, Anyone? to, well, talk tennis with an even broader crowd! My name is Van Sias and I've been playing for 20 years now, and not only am I player, I'm a huge fan of the game as well: pro, amateur, you name it. I'll post links to news items related to the sport, and offer my own personal opinion, predictions and hopefully get some of yours as well.