Despite changing his French Open preparations to play the Geneva Open, Stan Wawrinka feels his form continues to improve.
Defending champion Stan Wawrinka feels his game continues to improve after brushing aside the challenge of Taro Daniel at the French Open.
Wawrinka had a difficult opening match at Roland Garros as he was pushed to five sets by Lukas Rosol but he had no such problems against Daniel, posting a straight-sets win.
His 7-6 (9-7) 6-3 6-4 victory makes it six in a row for the world number four, building on his triumph at the Geneva Open last week.
"So far, I feel great, for sure," the Swiss told a media conference. "There is a lot of positive for me winning Geneva, taking a lot of confidence from that week.
"I normally also don't like to play the week before Grand Slam. That's not normally what I do.
"But when they came with the tournament in Geneva, it was something important for me to try to do it. It's home. It's a big change in your career when you have a tournament at home.
"That's what I did. I changed a little bit the rest of the schedule to make it the best schedule possible for the French Open, and so far I think I'm feeling good.
"I had a tough first round, winning five sets wasn't easy, but was really positive because the fight was great. Mentally I was there, also.
"It was a tough three-sets match, but I think I did the job I had to do. I'm happy. I think I'm playing better and better."