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Sport Wawrinka dumped out of Rotterdam ATP, Rublev advances

18:58  02 march  2021
18:58  02 march  2021 Source:   afp.com

Medvedev beats compatriot Rublev to reach semis

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Stan Wawrinka was knocked out of the Rotterdam ATP meeting in the first round on Tuesday after being seen off in straight sets 6-4, 7-5 by Russia's Karen Khachanov.

Stan Wawrinka hitting a ball with a racket: Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka lost to Karen Khachanov in the first round of the ATP meeting at Rotterdam © Koen Suyk Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka lost to Karen Khachanov in the first round of the ATP meeting at Rotterdam

The three-time Grand Slam winner, playing in his first ATP match since losing a five-set epic to Marton Fucsovics at the Australian Open, was put away by world number 21 Khachanov in a fairly comfortable fashion.

Big-hitter Khachanov eased through the match without dropping a service game to eighth seed Wawrinka.

The 24-year-old will face British qualifier Cameron Norrie in the last 16.

Khachanov's countryman and fourth seed Andrey Rublev strolled into the next round thanks to a 7-6 (8/1), 6-3 win over American qualifier Marcos Giron.

Later on Tuesday world number six Stefanos Tsitsipas takes on Egor Gerasimov in his first match since falling at the semi-final stage of the Australian Open to Rotterdam top seed Daniil Medvedev.

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