(Paris) Swiss Stan Wawrinka beat Hungarian Zsumbor Beros on Monday 6-7 (7/4), 6-2, 6-0-2.e Qualifying round for the ATP 250 Championships in Metz and made the main draw.
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Previous N. 3 worldwide, now down to 284e World Center, he overcame the first set loss in the tiebreak before brilliantly dominating the second set 6-2 and wrapping up the third set by one 6-0.
With this victory, the winner of three Grand Slam tournaments (Australian Open 2014, Roland Garros 2015, US Open 2016) gave himself the right to face Portuguese Joao Sousa (55)e) with an attractive second round on the horizon against the No. 1 seed in the tournament, Russia’s Daniil Medvedev (excluded in the first round).
Wawrinka, 37, turned professional twenty years ago, and remained undefeated by desertion in the first round of the US Open against Frenchman Corentin Moutet at the end of August. He has not won in the main ring since the first round of the Queen’s Championship last June.
And in the other qualifying matches, French Grégoire Barré (234 .).eSesame also won the main draw by sending off Hungarian Marton Fukowicz (7-5, 6-1) while fellow countryman Quentin Halles (86)e) lost to Evan Furness (208 .).e) 6-3, 6-4 in a French-French duel.
Barrier will face Germany’s Oscar Ott (52 .) in the first rounde), while Fernes will face Kazakh Alexander Bublik (44 .).e).
The last qualifying ticket went to Belgian Zizou Burgess (134 .).ewho defeated Dutchman Jesse Brewer in three sets 6-3, 3-6, 6-3. Georgian No. 5 Nikoloz Basilashvili will be his opponent in the first round.
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