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Wawrinka Win In His Return Match Against Umag



Wawrinka Win In His Return Match Against Umag

Stan Wawrinka won his return to the Plava Laguna Croatian Open on Wednesday by defeating Austria’s Filip Misulich 6-3, 6-2 to reach the second round.

The 38-year-old competed in the ATP 250 tournament on clay for the first time since 2007, winning 77% (23/30) of his first serve to take the lead after 63 minutes.

Wawrinka, who lifted the trophy in Umag in 2006, will face Federico Correa. Argentine Correa defeated Swiss Marc-Andrea Haussler 6-4, 6-2 in one hour and 57 minutes.

“It’s great to be back in Omag,” said Wawrinka.

“I won my first title here and I have great memories of it. It’s great to keep playing. I really love what I do. I really enjoy playing in front of people. It’s great to be back here.”

On the other hand, Italian Matteo Arnaldi, the seventh seed, defeated Flavio Coppoli 6-3, 7-6 (5) to reach the third round, while Alexey Popyrin defeated Austrian Sebastian Offner 6-4, 6-1 to reach the final. .

Spaniard Jaume Munnar reached the second round by defeating runner-up Gstaad Albert Ramos-Vinolas 6-3, 3-6, 6-3. England will meet Hungarian Fabian Marzan after the world number 87 beat Juan Manuel Sirondolo 6-3 6-2. Marozán stunned world number one Carlos Alcaraz in Rome earlier this season.

Croatian Joker Dino Prizmic continues to raise hopes in Umag. The 17-year-old, defending men’s singles champion Roland Garros, claimed his second win at the tour level, defeating Hungarian Zsombor Beros 6-2, 6-3 to advance to the third round.
Rain canceled the last match of the day between Dominic Thiem and Jerry Lischka.