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Stan Wawrinka and Belinda Bencic in Rome next – Golubek Out

Stan Wawrinka celebrates his first win after two foot surgeries last year. The three-time Grand Slam winner won the first round of the ATP 1000 in Rome after a tough 3:6, 7:5, 6:2 battle against American Reilly Opelka (ATP 17).

The 2.11-meter giant, who has fired nearly 2,900 aces in his career so far, put the Vaud native under pressure from the start, and the 24-year-old managed to break the decisive break when it was 4:3. Also in the second set , Opelka puts his mark on the movement, leading 4:2. Then Stan the Man rises to another defeat. And how. Wawrinka manages to re-break it to 4:4, now makes life difficult for the world’s 17th seed and gets the second round with 7:5.