Swiss, German press argue over Stanislas Wawrinka nationality

Swiss and German media argue over the nationality of Austrlian Open winner Stanislas Wawrinka.

A Swiss newspaper has accused a German newspaper of trying to 'steal' Australian Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka.

The Swiss-born world number three also hold German citizenship due to father's German ancestry, leading Bild Zeitung to label him "the German tennis sensation".

Blick points out that Wawrinka, who was born in Lausanne, speaks no German and is classed as Swiss by the ATP.

The win has moved Wawrinka up to Swiss number one.

Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland kisses the Norman Brookes Challenge Cup after winning the Australian Open on January 26, 2014
Read Next:
Wawrinka: 'Title win not sinking in'
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account