Stan Wawrinka rediscovers old magic to dump Grigor Dimitrov out of Wimbledon
Three-time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka caused a shock at Wimbledon by ousting Grigor Dimitrov in the first round.
The Swiss has had a wretched time with injury over the last year, dropping our of the world top 200 as a result.
However, there were no signs of that at SW19 on day one, as he recovered from a shocking start to earn a thrilling 1-6 7-6 7-6 6-4 win over sixth seed Dimitrov.
“To move that well and feel better was a good sign,” Wawrinka said.
“Grigor is a tough player to beat and I knew it would be difficult.
“It was mentally tough and a big surprise after losing the first set like that.
“I was not playing my best tennis at the beginning and it was an amazing comeback.
“I think I will do everything to be ready for the next one.
“I am going to be tired and have fatigue tomorrow but when you win it helps your body to recover.”
Elsewhere, Milos Raonic beat Briton Liam Broady 7-5 6-0 6-1, while John Isner overcame Yannick Maden 6-2 7-6 7-5, while Gael Monfils won the all-french clash against Richard Gasquet.
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