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2013 Record: 26-9
2013 Ranking: 10
You cannot overlook the 2013 record of Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka coming into the French Open.
Starting his clay-court season early, Wawrinka reached the finals in Buenos Aires, losing to world No. 4 David Ferrer.
Wawrinka, however, went out in the first round on the clay at Acapulco to Italian Fabio Fogini,
He won the clay court tournament in Oeiras, Poland, defeating David Ferrer in the final, 6-1, 6-4. Additionally, Wawrinka reached the quarterfinals in Monte Carlo and the semifinals in Casablanca.
He advanced to the final in Madrid by defeating Marius Copil of Romania, Santiago Geraldo of Columbia, Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France and Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic before he lost the championship battle to Rafael Nadal.
Wawrinka had to retire prior to his second-round match in Rome the week before the French Open began. He is, however, fully recovered this week.
He has moved from world No. 17 at the start of the year back into the No. 10 spot this week.
His first-round opponent was Thiemo De Bakker of the Netherlands who was ranked by the ATP at No. 95. They battled late into the night with Wawrinka prevailing in four tight sets. His second-round opponent has not yet been determined. The conclusion of that match was postponed until Wednesday due to darkness.
Wawrinka reached the fourth round at Roland Garros in 2010, 2011, and 2012. He will be looking to extend that mark this year, peaking at just the right time.