London - Stan Wawrinka has captured two of the last six Grand Slams but
insists that he remains the man on the outside, admiring the success of the
sport's 'Big Four'.
The 30-year-old Swiss added the French Open this month to the 2014
Australian Open title while, in the same space of time, Roger Federer, Andy
Murray and Rafael Nadal have failed to add to their tally of majors.
Despite that, Wawrinka still does not consider himself the equal either of
those three or world number one and defending Wimbledon and Australian Open
champion Novak Djokovic, the men who make up the game's superpowers.
"The big four, it's not what happens in this year. It's what's happened
the past 10 years. That's why they're much better than everybody," said
Federer has 17 majors, Nadal 14, Djokovic has eight while Murray has claimed
"I personally really don't care. For me the big four always means the
big four," added Wawrinka.
"They're where they are because they did so much for tennis and they
were so strong during more than 10 years. They deserve to be the big four and
they will always be the big four. That's for me how I see it."
Wawrinka reached the Wimbledon second round on Monday with a 6-2, 7-5, 7-6
(7/3) win over Portugal's Joao Sousa.
He will face Victor Estrella Burgos for a place in the last 32.