Grand slam victory not a goal for Wawrinka


Stan Wawrinka said winning a third grand slam title is not one of his goals for 2016.

The world number four stunned Novak Djokovic to claim his first French Open title in June after beating Rafael Nadal to claim his maiden grand slam crown at the 2014 Australian Open.

Djokovic has become the dominant force in men's tennis, claiming the other three grand slam titles this year to take his overall tally to 10.

Classy Swiss Wawrinka is just aiming to ensure he shows what he is capable of in order to challenge for honours in 2016.

He said: "It's been only two years and a half, three years that I'm back in the top 10, that I'm in the top five.

"Yes I know I won two grand slams in two years but it's still something incredible for me, something not normal, so it's tough for me to put a goal to win a grand slam again.

"I know how difficult it is, I know the challenge is big. That's why it's not my goal. It's too far away to put that as a goal. My goal is to give me the chance to be at my top in grand slams and then I know I can beat the top guys.

"But for that you need to do all the right things during the year."

Wawrinka will be in action in the Mubadala World Tennis Championship exhibition tournament in Abu Dhabi on New Year's Day.