Wawrinka Out in First Round Again, Hüsler Advances in Munich: ATP Roundup

Legend: Stan Wawrinka was only briefly in focus. Keystone/EPA/SEBASTIEN NOGIER

  • Stan Wawrinka was eliminated again in the first round in Bucharest. He lost to Nuno Borges 6:3, 5:7, 2:6.
  • Marc-Andrea Hüsler achieved a three-set win against local Marko Topo in Munich.

More would have been possible for Stan Wawrinka (ATP 86) in the Romanian capital against the Portuguese Nuno Borges (ATP 55). He started the game well, managed the break when the score was 3-2 in the first set and never gave up the advantage.

Romand was also in control in the second set and had two break chances in both the second and fifth service game of his twelve-year-younger counterpart. However, he couldn’t convert any of them and had to give up serve at the last opportunity.

5th first round loss in 7 tournaments

The third set was ultimately a clear affair for the number 7 seeded Portuguese, who had made it to the round of 16 at the Australian Open. In the end, Wawrinka won 6:3, 5:7, 2:6 after just over 2 hours.

It was Wawrinka’s fifth first-round defeat in the seventh tournament of the year.

Hüsler with a sense of success

Marc-Andrea Hüsler (ATP 233), however, is in the second round of the ATP 250 tournament in Munich. The 27-year-old from Zurich beat Marko Topo (ATP 320) 3:6, 6:1, 6:3 at the start. Hüsler fought back against the 20-year-old German after losing the opening set and played strongly in the second round, which he won at high speed.

The third set was fought until the score was 3:3 and a medical timeout from Topo. Ultimately, Hüsler made short work of it and won three games in a row. In the second round, the left-hander will face the German Yannick Hanfmann (ATP 61).

Hüsler has the opportunity to string together two victories on the tour after more than a year and a half. He last achieved this in Bulgaria’s capital Sofia on the way to his only tournament victory at an ATP event to date.

2024-04-16 14:46:17
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