Australian Open: Stanislas Wawrinka shockingly exits in Round 2

Updated: Jan 19, 2018, 09:05 IST | IANS

The United States' Tennys Sandgren on Thursday defeated ninth seed Stan Wawrinka 6-2, 6-1, 6-4 to qualify for the third round of the Australian Open tennis tournament

Tennys Sandgren of the US plays a forehand return to Switzerland's Stanislas Wawrinka during their men's singles second round match on day four of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne. Pic/AFP
Tennys Sandgren of the US plays a forehand return to Switzerland's Stanislas Wawrinka during their men's singles second round match on day four of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne. Pic/AFP

The United States' Tennys Sandgren on Thursday defeated ninth seed Stan Wawrinka 6-2, 6-1, 6-4 to qualify for the third round of the Australian Open tennis tournament. Sandgren needed an hour and 28 minutes to eliminate eighth-ranked Wawrinka from his first tournament in 2018, reports Efe.

Wawrinka was suffering from a serious knee injury that had put him out of action for six months. The 26-year-old American broke the 2014 Australian Open champion's serve five times out of 13 opportunities. Sandgren is due to next face Germany's Maximilian Marterer, who beat Spain's Fernando Verdasco 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (7-5), 3-6, 6-3 in three hours and 27 minutes.

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