Stanislas Wawrinka (ATP 284), from the qualifiers, took a stunning victory over Portugal’s Joao Sousa (ATP 55) 7-6, 6-2 in 1h35 of play in the first round of the Moselle Open in Metz. A string of victories important to Vaudoa’s morale.
After two successes in the qualifying table, Stan Wawrinka took a third win over Joao Sousa, the first since his return to the match.
In this duel, Wawrinka imposed the decision in two stages. First of all, his goalkeeper served perfectly in the first set tiebreak. Then the first half occurred in the fifth inning of the second round. At 3-2 on serve, he reserves two break points to permanently close the door to his opponent.
Firmer and stronger as well, Stan Wawrinka signed a success that suffers no debate. He recovered in Lorraine after a very grueling summer after losing 5 first-round defeats at Wimbledon at Flushing Meadows via Bastad, Montreal and Cincinnati.
Victorious for the fourth time in 4 meetings with the Portuguese, he is now hoping for a second success in a row against Daniil Medvedev, two and a half years after the Australian Open final in 5 sets.
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