Switzerland won the tie 3–2 against Romania and progressed into the World Group quarterfinals. He won against 22nd seed and Olympic Gold Medalist Nicolás Massú in the first round, in four sets.
In the second round, Wawrinka came from 2 sets down to defeat James Blake.
Wawrinka started playing international junior events at age 14 and entered the satellite circuit the following year. In 2003 he had his first steps on the tour and ended the year as the world No. On 11 July, at Gstaad, Stan progressed into his first ever career final, in doubles, with Marc Rosset as his partner.
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.
By reaching the final of the Masters Series event in Rome, Wawrinka entered the top 10 for the first time.
In the fourth round, he was ousted by Juan Ignacio Chela in five sets.Wawrinka started playing tennis at the age of eight, and he played tennis once a week until he was 11 years old, when he started practice three times a week.Wawrinka stopped attending regular schooling at age 15 to focus full-time on tennis.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.He is sometimes considered as part of the newly established "Big Five", an expansion of the Big Four, which already consists of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray.