Acapulco, Gro. February 25th.- Although Wawrinka wasn’t among the main seeds of the tournament, he showed the public that he is a candidate to fight for the title of Abierto Mexicano Telcel presentado por HSBC, by defeating in two sets the American Ryan Harrison, who came from the qualification tournament.
From the beginning of the match, Wawrinka imposed himself by breaking his opponent’s service in the first game, which was enough to take the first set in 36 minutes, he scored 5 aces.
In the second set, he broke again, but Harrison reacted to tie the score 4-4, forcing the set to tiebreak. This time, the Swiss showed off his powerful service (with an impressive 92 percent of points earned with the first service), his spectacular forehand and his beautiful one-handed backhand. The match’s final score was 6-4, 7-6 (6).
Stan, was out of the courts for several months, due to injuries and surgical interventions, he is currently no. 42 of the ATP ranking, but has started to rise step by step to his prior level. A few weeks back he played the final in Rotterdam, where he was defeated by Gael Monfils.
“I feel wonderful after three months of problems, I return here this year and since I arrived I started to practice, people have received me very well, I love playing here”, said the Swiss.
The 33-year-old Swiss tennis player, winner of three grand slam titles, will face on the second round, Steve Johnson, who defeated Gerardo Lopez on his way to the second round.