Title no. 4 this year!! So happy !! ??? あなたの東京に感謝！???? pic.twitter.com/j2jsiidn5C
— Stanislas Wawrinka (@stanwawrinka) October 11, 2015
(October 11, 2015) French Open champion Stan Wawrinka beat Benoit Paire 6-2, 6-4 to win the Japan Open for his fourth title of the year. The top seed won the match in 65 minutes to secure a personal best in number of singles titles in a season.
“I feel great, it’s been a really good week for me to win a title again, something always special. You don’t win a title every week,” said the Swiss.
“It’s always difficult when I play a good friend like Benoit. I knew before the match he was struggling a bit physically, but I saw the doctor who told me Benoit was ready to play.
“I played my best game today. I felt the ball well and was aggressive. I am very happy to have the trophy tonight.”
“It was not easy, when I woke up this morning as I could not walk,” said the Frenchman who was nursing a foot injury. “I was not sure if I could play today. One hour before the match it was very painful, so I asked: ‘What can we do?’ I spoke with the doctor and physiotherapist and we made something for my left foot.
“I couldn’t feel anything in my foot, but I tried to do all I could to play the match and win. Stan played a very good match and congratulations to him. It’s back luck for me.”
In addition to Roland Garros, Wawrinka’s other titles this year have come at Chennai and Rotterdam.
Third seeds Raven Klaasen and Marcelo Melo teamed up for the first time this week to win the doubles title.
Wawrinka took home a check for $306,200 dollars for the ATP World Tour 500 event. The last playing from Switzerland to win the Tokyo title was Roger Federer in 2006.