Tennis – Sofia Open: Wawrinka Knocked Out; Tsonga Makes A Comeback
Stan Wawrinka’s first excursion since the Australian Open finished in annihilation as he discarded a one-set lead against Marius Copil at the Sofia Open.
Down at 57th in the ATP rankings in the wake of missing lumps of the 2017 and 2018 seasons through damage, Wawrinka confronted a rival one place above him in Bulgaria’s capital.
A lone break was sufficient to give Wawrinka the opening set, however he at that point lost the second on a tie-break and paid the cost for dropping serve right on time in the decider, Copil holding his nerve to triumph 3-6 7-6 (7-5) 6-4.
Monday’s other first-round match in Sofia likewise took care of business, Matt Ebden defeating home trump card Adrian Andreev in a third-set sudden death round to set up a gathering with Roberto Bautista Agut.
At the Open Sud de France in Montpellier, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga originated from a set down to beat individual Frenchman Ugo Humbert 3-6 7-6 (7-5) 6-4.
Six of the last eight champs of this challenge have been French and Tsonga will confront another countryman in cycle two, fourth seed Gilles Simon.
Marcel Granollers won two out of three attach breaks to take out Ivo Karlovic. Each of the three of Karlovic’s misfortunes this year have been chosen in definite set breakers.
Need to get back to training and forget playing for a while. Copil made you look silly. Don’t embarrass yourself any longer.
— Chuck Shumer (@zrt8001050) February 4, 2019
🎾(-140) 🇷🇴Marius Copil and 🇨🇭Stan Wawrinka OVER 23 games played🎾
— The Betting Bear (@DaBettingBear) February 4, 2019
Stan Wawrinka goes down to Marius Copil 6-3, 6-7 (5/7), 4-6 at the Sofia Open. Do you see the Swiss ever regaining the form that saw him win three majors?
— Tennis Opinion Worldwide (@opinion_tennis) February 4, 2019
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