VIDEO Stan Wawrinka skydiving stunt!

Going for a single handed backhand down the line against Djokovic takes a lot of steely nerves and fearless confidence! Stan the Man proves he has that and some Sunday as he jumps out of a plan in the Bernese mountains of his home country Switzerland.

At a world ranking of No 10, Wawrinka has made leaps in his game and is playing better than ever. Maybe this fearless attitude is to blame! Wonder if his coach suggested this as Tennis training?  With only days before the CREDIT AGRICOLE SUISSE OPEN GSTAAD 2013 anything could happen in this life risking stunt.

“At the beginning of the flight we were talking quite a lot, but just before jumping you obviously have to focus and you stop talking.” said Wawrinka. “It was a great experience. Of course, you get very nervous just before jumping off the plane but once you are in the air it’s a great feeling.”

Reminded me of lines from the classic 70s comedy movie Airplane

[as the plane prepares to take off]

Hanging Lady: Nervous?

Ted Striker: Yes.

Hanging Lady: First time?

Ted Striker: No, I’ve been nervous lots of times.

Elaine Dickinson: There’s no reason to become alarmed, and we hope you’ll enjoy the rest of your flight. By the way, is there anyone on board who knows how to fly a plane?

Know of any other tennis players that have made the jump? Jumped the shark? Have you jumped out of a plane?? leave your comments below


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