Wawrinka’s philosophy: This tattoo makes Stan strong
“I have a Samuel Beckett quote tattooed on my arm (Stanislas made them at the end of March 2013): ‘Ever Tried. Ever Failed. No Matter. Try Again. Fail Again. Fail Better.’ That’s a little bit how I see life in general, but especially in tennis, because even if you play well, even if you’re top-10, you still lose matches. So you need to accept that and take the positives from that”.
When he came across the quote from the Irish Nobel laureate, noted Wawrinka, to bring its word to the case. “I wanted a second tattoo in a year. I found the Beckett quote, and I liked it. But it took me six months to find the right part of the body. Now, it’s the tattoo of my life.”
Another Wawrinka tattoo quote about his daughter
Before the philosophy of life on the left forearm, Stan had the hand and the name of his daughter Alexia – laterally between breast and hip.
Fail, fail, fail – that sounds totally negative, according to Sisyphus. But it is one of the peculiarities of Wawrinka’s profession that the working week is normally a defeat in the end. “If you are not called Nadal, Federer or Djokovic and you want to continue to win, you have to learn from the defeats.”