In an Instagram live chat with Novak Djokovic during the lockdown, Wawrinka revealed he had taken to helping his 10-year-old daughter, Alexia, with her homework, although he was not so convinced she was advancing under his tutelage.
“I don’t feel she is lucky to have a teacher like me,” he said.
Wawrinka made the most of the rare privilege to spend this extended time with his daughter back home.
“I have to say honestly that I took the lockdown in the right way, the chance to be in Switzerland where we had the chance to still be able to go out, be able to spend time with my daughter,” he said.
“Also it was a great time for that… The most difficult part was I think – for me, I'm a lucky person. I have a good life. I had a great career already. When you see what's happening around the world, like, I really cannot complain about my situation.”
A 10-year-old’s homework, a sonic boom and a rough Roland-Garros draw – Wawrinka is taking it all in his stride in 2020.