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ATP roundup: Monfils tops Wawrinka in Rotterdam

Gael Monfils beat his training partner Stan Wawrinka 6-3, 1-6, 6-2 on Sunday at the ABN Amro World Tennis Tournament to capture his first ATP Tour title in 13 months. Tennis – ATP 500 – Rotterdam Open – Rotterdam Ahoy, Rotterdam, Netherlands – February 17, 2019 France’s Gael Monfils shakes hands with Switzerland’s Stan Wawrinka after winning their Final match REUTERS/Yves Herman It took one hour and 44 minutes for Monfils to win the match in Rotterdam, Netherlands. The Frenchman now holds a lifetime 8-21 record in ATP Tour finals.…

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ATP roundup: Wawrinka snaps 20-month finals drought

Switzerland’s Stan Wawrinka defeated top-seeded Kei Nishikori of Japan 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 on Saturday to reach the championship match of the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Tennis – ATP 500 – Rotterdam Open – Rotterdam Ahoy, Rotterdam, Netherlands – February 16, 2019 Switzerland’s Stanislas Wawrinka celebrates winning his semi final match against Japan’s Kei Nishikori REUTERS/Eva Plevier It’s the 33-year-old Wawrinka’s 28th appearance in a tour-level final, but his first since the 2017 French Open and his first since undergoing two surgeries on his left knee in…

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ATP roundup: Wawrinka advances to semis in Rotterdam

Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland held off 10th-seeded Canadian Denis Shapovalov on Friday to win 6-4, 7-6 (4) and advance to the semifinals of the ABN Amro World Tennis Tournament. FILE PHOTO: Tennis – Australian Open – Second Round – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, January 17, 2019. Switzerland’s Stan Wawrinka in action during the match against Canada’s Milos Raonic. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson Wawrinka, who won the tournament in Rotterdam, Netherlands, in 2015, will face top-seeded Japan’s Kei Nishikori, a winner over Marton Fucsovics of Hungary 6-3, 6-2. The other semifinal on Saturday…

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Tennis: Wawrinka prevails in tricky Rotterdam opener

FILE PHOTO: Tennis – Australian Open – Second Round – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, January 17, 2019. Switzerland’s Stan Wawrinka in action during the match against Canada’s Milos Raonic. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (Reuters) – Three-times Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka recovered from a sluggish start to beat Frenchman Benoit Paire 7-6(4) 6-1 in the opening round of the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam on Monday. Wawrinka, who suffered a first round loss in Sofia last week, made another shaky start as he sprayed consecutive backhand errors to hand Paire…

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Raonic overcomes Wawrinka in pulsating four-setter

Tennis – Australian Open – Second Round – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, January 17, 2019. Canada’s Milos Raonic celebrates after winning the match against Switzerland’s Stan Wawrinka. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Milos Raonic served his way into the third round of the Australian Open on Thursday with a pulsating 6-7(4) 7-6(6) 7-6(11) 7-6(5) victory against former champion Stan Wawrinka. In one of the best matches of the opening rounds, the 196 cm (6.43 ft) Canadian repeatedly served his way out of trouble against an opponent armed with an elegant…

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Wawrinka tames heat and young Frenchman at U.S. Open

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Stan Wawrinka fought off punishing heat and a youthful challenge from French qualifier Ugo Humbert to earn a 7-6 (5) 4-6 6-3 7-5 win on Wednesday and a spot in the U.S. Open third round. Aug 29, 2018; New York, NY, USA; Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland celebrates after winning his second round match against Ugo Humbert of France on day three of the 2018 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran-USA TODAY SPORTS With temperatures at the…

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Federer wears down Wawrinka to maintain mastery over compatriot

(Reuters) – Roger Federer continued his mastery over Stan Wawrinka, but not before getting a fright en route to a 6-7(2) 7-6(6) 6-2 quarter-final victory at the Cincinnati Masters on Friday. Aug 17, 2018; Mason, OH, USA; Roger Federer (SUI) serves against Stan Wawrinka (SUI) in the Western and Southern tennis open at Lindner Family Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports Federer upped his career record against his Swiss compatriot to 21-3. A match that started with a low key atmosphere developed into a cracking affair when Federer…

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Wawrinka secures comeback win over sixth seed Dimitrov

LONDON (Reuters) – Three-times Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka returned to the big stage in style on Monday, ousting sixth seed Grigor Dimitrov 1-6 7-6(3) 7-6(5) 6-4 on Centre Court at Wimbledon. Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 2, 2018 . Switzerland’s Stan Wawrinka wins his first round match against Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria REUTERS/Andrew Boyers The Swiss, whose ranking had dropped to 225 after a knee injury, fought a stubborn and determined match from the baseline to down the 27-year-old…

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Murray beats Wawrinka to claim first win since return

EASTBOURNE, Engkand (Reuters) – Andy Murray claimed his first win since returning from a hip injury as he beat fellow three-time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka 6-1 6-3 in the first round of the Eastbourne championships on Monday. Tennis – WTA Premier & ATP 250 – Nature Valley International – Devonshire Park, Eastbourne, Britain – June 25, 2018 Britain’s Andy Murray celebrates during his first round match against Switzerland’s Stan Wawrinka Action Images via Reuters/Paul Childs Murray, who took a wild card into the seaside event as a fitness test…

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Andy Murray beats Stan Wawrinka in Eastbourne to win for first time in a year

2018 Nature Valley International on the BBC Venue: Devonshire Park, Eastbourne Dates: 24-30 June Coverage: Watch the women’s tournament live on BBC Two, BBC iPlayer, BBC Red Button, Connected TVs, the BBC Sport website and app. Britain’s former world number one Andy Murray won his first match in almost a year with an impressive display against fellow three-time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka in Eastbourne. Murray, 31, looked sharp and confident in a 6-1 6-3 win in the opening round of the Nature Valley International. The Scot was playing only…

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