Stanislas Wawrinka plays down French Open hopes

Stanislas Wawrinka, who beat Roger Federer to clinch the Monte Carlo Masters title, said he is prepared for French Open but fight for the crown will be between Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Federer and Andy Murray.

updated: April 21, 2014 10:41 IST
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Monte Carlo: Stanislas Wawrinka played down his French Open hopes despite his Monte Carlo Masters title success against Roger Federer, claiming that the sport's big names remain in a class of their own. His convincing 4-6, 7-6 (7/5), 6-2 fightback at the Monte Carlo Country Club sealed the first all-Swiss final on the ATP in 14 years and left Wawrinka with fresh confidence in his big-swinging game.

"I did an amazing job. I'm really happy after winning my first Grand Slam to now win my first Masters 1000," said the Australian Open champion.

"When mentally I'm there and I'm fighting, I can play (good) tennis, I can beat all the players.

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