Stanislas Wawrinka saves three match points to win in St Petersburg
Wawrinka saved a match point in a win over Evans before, when he went on to win the 2016 US Open.
Stan Wawrinka saved three match points to achieve a comeback win over Dan Evans and reach the second round of the St Petersburg Open, after the tournament was disrupted by an unnamed player's COVID-19 case. Serving to stay in the match at 5-6 down in the second, Wawrinka gave Evans three chances to seal the match but saved them all and then won the second-set tiebreaker and deciding set to complete a 3-6, 7-6, 7-5 victory.
Wawrinka saved a match point in a win over Evans before, when he went on to win the 2016 US Open. St Petersburg offers fifth-seeded Wawrinka a strong shot at his first title since his comeback from injury in 2018.
He was a finalist and semi-finalist in two previous appearances in St Petersburg, and his last two appearances in tour-level finals were both on indoor hard courts, the same surface as in St Petersburg.
Wawrinka next plays Evgeny Donskoy after the Russian wild card beat Egor Gerasimov 6-4, 7-6.
Keep scrolling to read more news
Mid-Day is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel (@middayinfomedialtd) and stay updated with the latest news
This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/mid-day.com reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever
Sign up for all the latest news, top galleries and trending videos from Mid-day.comSubscribe