Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Norman:Wawrinka Needs a Superhuman Effort

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Norman:Wawrinka Needs a Superhuman Effort

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STAN Wawrinka's coach says he will need to pull off a feat which is "not really human" if he is to win his first Wimbledon title.

The Australian Open champion was the main victim of Saturday's bad weather and now faces having to play five matches in seven days.

Most singles matches were completed after much of Saturday was washed out but Wawrinka's thirdround match against Denis Istomin had already been postponed along with the clash between John Isner and Feliciano Lopez - the winners will meet in the next round.

Because there is no play on the middle Sunday at Wimbledon, those matches will now be played today, the fourth round tomorrow and the quarter-finals on Wednesday.

Magnus Norman, who has guided Wawrinka into the world's top three, said: "It's tough but I know the organisation and the referee are trying to be fair to all the players because they also cancelled Lopez and Isner.

"It's a tough situation because if he wants to go through here he has to win five best-of-five-set matches in seven days so it's going to be really hard, and three days in a row. …

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