In the match between Stanislas Wawrinka and Filip Misolic, dark clouds gathered over the Goran Ivanisovic stadium, but luckily this match could still be played before the storm raised. Stan Wawrinka showed that he has not forgotten how to play tennis. In no time was in a 4-0 lead in the first set. And no doubt about it, it’s crystal clear that his beautiful and famous backhand shot is still there. This is not to say that his other strokes came through less well. He varied a lot, kept the Austrian behind the baseline and played a solid game anyway. Misolic, managed to come back somewhat and even broke the Swiss one time, but with 6-3, 6-2 the match went convincingly to Wawrinka. So those dark clouds had nothing to do with the game of the Swiss. The threatening skies also did not deter the audience from fervently applauding the still very popular old winner of Umag. In the Spanish head-to-head, Albert Ramos-Vinolas could not live up to his seeded position (8) against Jaume Munar. It was a draw after two sets (6-3; 3-6), so a decisive third set had to be played. Jaume Munar turned out to be the strongest of the two. The third set also ended in 6-3, making Munar go to the second round.
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