He put it first with power. Swiss Stan Wawrinka, ranked 53 in the world and formerly ranked 3, defeated Spaniard Roberto Zapata Miralles (81) 6-0, 6-2 in the first round of the ATP 250 tournament in Metz., in France, on hard courts and indoors. And He received valuable marks for his dancing in his debut.
At 38 years old, and after overcoming injuries, Wawrinka continues to fight. The three-time Grand Slam champion, once in Australia, Roland Garros and the US Open, won in just 51 minutes of action against a risky, but lackluster opponent in Metz.
With this great victory, Wawrinka achieved very positive signs for himself, something he had not achieved a few years ago, specifically since his best times on the professional circuit.
Counting the final matches, and not those in which his opponent conceded, the Swiss did not win a match, either in the Grand Slams or the ATP Tour, nor in the Challengers, which were very easy for seven and a half years. Wawrinka had only lost his last two matches when he defeated another Spaniard, Albert Ramos Viñolas, 6-1, 6-1 in the round of 16 (his debut) in Geneva 2016, in his country.
Meanwhile, this season he also won and lost only two matches, however, when another Spaniard, Roberto Carballes Baena, withdrew 6-1 and 3-1 at the show in Gstaad, also in Switzerland.
The last time Wawrinka was able to win the set 6-0 was against Scottish Andy Murray in the round of 16 of the Bordeaux Challenger (the score was 6-3 and 6-0). But in an official tournament, and without counting the classifications or competitors, it was the former Swiss’s 6-0 victory four and a half years ago over the Chilean Cristian Garin (6-1, 6-4, 6-0) in the second round of the tournament. Roland Garros.
In Metz, Wawrinka wants to continue making noise and awaits in the round of 16 the winner of the match between Dutchman Boteach van de Zandschulp (51) and Frenchman Lucas van Assche (70).
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