After returning from injury, Stan Wawrinka lost to Kazach Alexander Bublik in the ATP Masters 1000 in Monte Carlo. The event will be attended by the winning, Italian Fabio Fognini, against Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas.

Łukasz Iwanek

Stan Wawrinka

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Stan Wawrinka (ATP 236) underwent surgery on his left foot last March and did not play until the end of the season. A few weeks ago he played in Marbella (the ATP competitor) and lost to Elias Ymir. On Monday in Monte Carlo, he made his main series debut in 13 months. Alexandre Bublik (ATP 36) was a contender for the former Third World Divas List. The Swiss surrendered to Kazakhstan 6:3, 5:7, 2:6.

In the first set, Wawrinka scored from 2:2 four out of five consecutive matches. In the second half, at 4:5, he saved three set pieces, but gave a pass at 5:6. Bublik prevailed in the decisive version, scoring two slides and jumping to 5:1. The Swiss fought to the end. He saved the match ball and used his break point in the seventh game. But after a while he lost his service and ended his participation in the tournament.

In the match that lasted two hours and seven minutes, Bublik sent 14 aces and made 11 double faults. On his first pass, he scored 35 out of 42 points. The Kazakh handed the pass three times, and he himself used five out of 11 break opportunities.

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Wawrinka is the winner of three Grand Slam tournaments. He won by his greatest measure the 2014 Australian Open, 2015 Roland Garrosi and the 2016 US Open. He won a total of 16 singles titles in the main series. He once won a championship in Monte Carlo (2014).

Fabio Fognini (ATP 32) beat Arthur Rinderknik 7:5, 4:6, 6:3 (ATP 59). In the match that lasted 2 hours and 29 minutes, Italy gave four assists and used five of their 13 break points. He triumphed in Monte Carlo in 2019. Another contender for the former world seventh singles player is Greek defender Stefanos Tsitsipas.

Federico Delbonis (ATP 34) won in 6:4, 3:6, 6:4 by Jaume Munara (ATP 105) after 2 hours 26 minutes. Both tennis players had 11 break points and five breaks. The Argentine scored two points more than the Spaniard (96-94) and will face German Alexander Zverev in the second round.

Diego Schwartzman (ATP 16) beat Karen Khachanov (ATP 24) 6:7 ​​(5), 6:3, 6:3. The Argentine passed four times and scored seven times on the break. The meeting lasted three hours and seven minutes. Albert Ramos (ATP 37) was victorious in 6:4, 4:6, 6:2 by Talon Grixpur (ATP 58) after 2 hours 29 minutes. Both tennis players had nine break points. The Spaniard lost three times and scored five times on the break.

Sebastian Korda (ATP 42) won 7:5, 6:4 with Boutique Van de Zandschulp (ATP 41). The American defended the set ball in the tenth game of the first set. In 97 minutes he sent five aces and created five of his seven break points. In the second round, Korda will face the champion of the last tournament in Miami, Carlos Alcaraz.

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Rolex Monte Carlo Masters, Monte Carlo (Monaco)
ATP Masters 1000, clay courts, prize pool of €5.415 million
Monday 11 April

First round of singles:

Diego Schwartzman (Argentina, 12) beat Karen Khachanov 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-3
Alexander Bublik (Kazakhstan) – Stan Wawrinka (Switzerland) 3:6, 7:5, 6:2
Fabio Fognini (Italy) beat Arthur Rinderknik (France) 7-5-4-6-6-3
Sebastian Korda (USA) – Botic van de Zandschulp (Netherlands) 7:5, 6:4
Federico Delbonis (Argentina) beat Jaume Munnar (Spain) 6-4, 3-6, 6-4
Albert Ramos (Spain) – Talon Grexburg (Netherlands) 6:4, 4:6, 6:2

a lot for free: Novak Djokovic (Serbia, 1); Alexander Zverev (Germany, 2); Stefanos Tsitsipas (Greece, 3); Casper Rudd (Norway, 4); Andrey Rublev (5); Felix Auger – Eliassim (Canada, 6); Cameron Norrie (UK, 7); Carlos Alcaraz (Spain, 8 years old)

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