Stanislas Wawrinka made a part of the night to set up a possible showdown with all Swiss Stockholm Open because he was working to bypass the Dutchman Robin Haase 7-5, 6-7 (6-8), 6-4 in the fourth Friday of place finish.
If the seedings to slow down, the number 21 Wawrinka should address famous compatriot Roger Federer in the quarter-final with top seed was the first to go through the American Taylor Dent is a second-round opener on Thursday. U.S. Open quarter-finals Wawrinka has just one win in eight games, beating Federer on clay in Monte Carlo last year.
Federer has already beaten his good friend this season in straight sets in Madrid and Roland Garros.Third seed Tomas Berdych dropped 6 -1, 6 -4 Finn Jarkko Nieminen, a victim of the Czech Republic has lost the tenth game in 17 games in July from his Wimbledon final against Rafael Nadal.
The series victory was the first for the number 45 after four defeats Berdych Nieminen â all in three groups â including in California, in contrast to the presentation February.In feel Berdych Nieminen won 10 games since the U.S. Open, losing only two, including a final in Bangkok ago.
Nine fifteen days have not helped to Berdych in the loss could not convert two break out in less than 90 minutes. Two unknown Germans won the victories to finish the first round at the Kungligahallen. Matthias Bachinger qualify as 275 and played his first ATP-level match, defeat Pole Lukasz Kubot 6-4, 4-6, 6-3.
Tobias Kamke off Czech Jan Hajek 6-0, need 6 2.Wawrinka almost two hours to get past Haase after firing 12 aces, ten saved 11 break points and break on three occasions.”I’m very happy with this match,” said the winner. “It was difficult that there was a lot of pressure.
“Wawrinka was unable to close out a straight-sets win, with Haase saving three match points in the 12th game of the second set to lead into a tiebreaker.In the final, it went wrong again for Wawrinka, who could not get a volley going on quartz win opportunity that pulled Haase 6-6, before settling on his point.In first series of the third , Wawrinka took a break, but finally closed it at the end to his 33 victory of the season.
“It was not my best fight, and I was not as good all the time. I am a little luck to win at the end of the first set and raised my level and struggled in the second.” I had my chances with three match points. Get a break to start the third set was very important to win.
“Wawrinka made its debut in Stockholm after losing against Rafael Nadal in the second round in Shanghai last week.Haase who were not placed in the top 400 to start the year, made his way back to 68: e and played an important link for the first time since Wimbledon.