Stan Wawrinka struggles in Geneva; Jo-Wilfried Tsonga looking strong in Lyon
Stan Wawrinka’s Roland Garros preparations hit the kids after he was dumped out of the Geneva Open by Damir Dzumhur on Wednesday.
The three-time Grand Slam winner started strongly but faded badly before sinking to a 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 defeat.
“It looked good, but it didn’t finish well,” Wawrinka said. It was a tough match out there for sure.
“Again, this is typical the match that I’m still losing, still missing.
“I know I’m playing well, I’m moving well, but maybe I think a bit too much with what I want to do, how I want to do it, and I don’t play simple enough.
“Those little moments in the second set and third set turned the match. That’s what I’m working forward to change up.
“Even if I lost today, in general I’m playing well, so I need to keep pushing myself, keep trying to find a way to win those tight match, and I know that things can change quickly.”
Elsewhere, fourth seed Marton Fucsovics was upset 6-4, 6-2 by Federerico Delbonis, and third seed Christian Garin suffered a similar disappointment at the hands of Taro Daniel.
Radu Albot, the number five seed, had too much for Juan Ignacio Londero, though.
In Lyon, former champion Jo-Wilfried Tsonga came from behind to beat Canadian qualifier Steven Diez 3-6, 7-6 (7-2), 6-3.
“It was good for me to play a long match like this,” Tsonga said. “I haven’t played a match this long for a while. I am not playing my best level, but I am giving everything mentally and that gives me confidence.”
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