Stan Wawrinka will attempt to come back from his Indian Wells defeat in Miami as he goes into an ATP 1000 tournament as top seed for the first time.
After losing to his compatriot Roger Federer in the final of the BNP Paribas Open last week, Stan Wawrinka is determined to come back better and has a great chance at the Miami Open.
For the first time he will go into an ATP 1000 tournament as the top seed after Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic both pulled out of the tournament.
“I’m really happy with the results. I was sad after the loss, but he was playing too good and it was a good final,” said Wawrinka.
“I’m feeling confident with my game in general because making the final of the first Masters was great, but here it’s completely different conditions so I’ll see when I start to practise again tomorrow. Hopefully I can do a good result here.”
The world number three’s past two tournaments in the USA have seen him reach the final, including last year’s win over Djokovic in the US Open.
He will face the winner of Gastao Elias and Horacio Zeballos and could face Federer in the semi-finals should they both make it that far.
“From him, nothing is a surprise anymore,” he said. “For sure to see him moving that well at that age it’s something amazing. It’s something that’s good for me, I’m turning 32 (on 28 March), to see that you can still be at the top… It’s just amazing the way he’s playing straight after a six-month injury.