After what has arguably been his career-best season on the tour, Stanislas Wawrinka has revealed that he will continue working with coach Magnus Norman in 2014. The World No. 8 reached his first ever Grand Slam semi-final, before losing to Novak Djokovic and would go on to make his debut at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals, where he also made the semi-finals. He admits that the coach has been essential to his development and an interracial part of his success in 2013.
“I have had one of the best years of my career and I feel that the relationship, trust and confidence I have built over the last 10 months with Magnus has obviously paid off gauging from my results to date,” Wawrinka said in a statement posted on the academy’s web site. “To me, Magnus is without question the right person to guide me through my career. And there is no question that I truly believe that he is able to help my game and in turn help me progress even further on the tour.”
Former Roland Garros finalist Norman added to the statements, saying that this was initially intended as a trial run but transformed into a magnificent partnership.
“We had initially agreed to work on a trial basis but after seeing how well we work as a team it was only natural for me to commit long term. We have agreed that I will be on the road more than I have been in previous years and I very much look forward to the seasons ahead as I feel that with hard work and commitment Stan has the potential and ability to excel even further.”
The Swiss no. 2 will begin his 2014 season at the Chennai Open, which takes place on the hard courts in Chennai, India