Confident Wawrinka ousted from French Open 2014

Stanislas Wawrinka crowned as the third seed easily ousted by Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain in the first round. Since he beat Nadal to win the Australian Open title he was coming in with lot of positives.

He was defeated in 4 sets 6-4, 5-7, 6-2 and 6-0. He was seen as a threat by many players in the French Open but it was not easy to adjust to the clay court easily. His performance had lot of loopholes especially unforced errors that raced up to 61 came as a shock and disappointment. Garcia on the other hand proved stronger than him breaking him twice and putting him in a disadvantageous position from which he could not make a comeback. The first set was easily lost by Wawrinka in just 36 minutes. Somehow, in the second set Wawrinka got lucky and with a little pushing managed to equal one set each with Garcia. But even then he had 17 unforced errors in the second set itself.

Garcia had put in lot of effort and his confidence just notched up and he reached quickly seized the third set and kept the momentum going in the fourth set itself. Playing under the fading light he managed to wrap up the game. Wawrinka in his press statement made it clear that he was not in the game at all as he was finding it difficult to find the correct shots. For him it is a big loss to be ousted in the first round of the grand slam but he cannot change whatever has happened rather he is looking deep into his match and practice harder. For him it was not about pressure it was just a different ball game altogether for him. The loss will haunt him for sure.