20 minutes – Successful return for Wawrinka


Stan Wawrinka (ATP 18) had not played in an official match since September 3rd and his elimination in the quarterfinals of the US Open by the Russian Daniil Medvedev. He therefore made his comeback on Wednesday night the occasion of the eight-finals of the tournament ATP 250 Antwerp (Bel). He won in three sets against Feliciano Lopez (ATP 62) 6-7 (4) 6-4 7-6 (4) in 2 h 07 '.

In this meeting of servers (18 aces 17 in favor of Lopez), the Vaudois has saved three break points in the first set which has logically ended in the tie-break. This decisive round was played on an error of the Vaudois. Feliciano Lopez very solid on his throw in play (no breakthrough ball conceded until then) has yet completely missed his start of second set by losing his white commitment. It is also the only moment of the sleeve where the Spaniard has trembling in the service. And as Wawrinka has done well, he has returned a round anywhere on the score of 6-4.

The decisive set was a copy-and-paste of the rest of the match, with two men relying mainly on their face-offs. A second tie-break was therefore needed to divide them. On this occasion, the Swiss played better the important points to win 7-4. In the quarter-final, he will face Frenchman Gilles Simon (ATP 47) winner of his compatriot Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (ATP 36) 6-4 7-5. Claude-Alain Zufferey



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