Stan Wawrinka hilariously burns buddy Roger Federer in U.S. Open press conference
Stan Wawrinka was almost as sublime in the press room as he was on the court at the U.S. Open - providing in-depth answers to stupid questions, being frank about his pre-match emotions, delivering delicious one-liners and, in his fortnight highlight, taking a good-natured jab at his old pal Roger Federer. Here's a list of some of Stan's greatest hits:
1. The Fed diss
Man, he hit that as pure as his backhand. After delivering that line, you stand up, kick the bolted-down microphone (dropping is so passé) and yell "Swiss No. 1, OUT" while walking out the door. At least that's the way I would have played it. Wawrinka lamely chose to remind everybody he was joking. Which is all right too, I guess.
2. Evidently there are such things as stupid questions but you can answer those with charm, wit and class.
You'll never be as good a teacher as Anne Sullivan, why bother? You'll never have as many Super Bowls as Tom Brady, why get under center? You'll never sing the luscious melodies or have the well-coiffed, unwashed mane of Adam Duritz. Don't ever touch a guitar. Come on, guys.
3. Grown men also cry.
4. But then they get it together and pull off a stunning third Grand Slam win, all after turning 29.
Yes he did.