He compiled an outstanding junior career, winning the Junior French Open in 2003 and reaching as high as No. The Swiss pair lost in the final to Leander Paes and David Rikl.
His run ended in the third round losing in four sets, to the eventual runner-up Mariano Puerta.
In July, Stanislas Wawrinka won his first ATP title, at the Croatia Open Umag, when his opponent in the final, Novak Djokovic, retired through fatigue.
In the Australian Open, Wawrinka reached the third round to be beaten by second seed Rafael Nadal, losing in Melbourne in straight sets.
His career highlights include three Grand Slam titles at the 2014 Australian Open, 2015 French Open and 2016 US Open, where he defeated the world No.
1 player in the final on all three occasions, reaching the final of the 2017 French Open, winning an ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title at the Monte-Carlo Masters in 2014, and reaching three other finals at 2008 Rome, 2013 Madrid and 2017 Indian Wells.