Stan Wawrinka registers second win of 2018 in Bulgaria

Wawrinka had won just one match this year before the Bulgaria tournament, seeing off Ricardas Berankis at the Australian Open in January.

Published: 09th February 2018 05:40 PM  |   Last Updated: 09th February 2018 05:40 PM   |  A+A-

Tennis world number fifteen Stan Wawrinka (File | AP)

By AFP

SOFIA(BULGARIA): Three-time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka clinched just his second win of 2018 on Thursday when he defeated Slovak qualifier Martin Klizan 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 to reach the Sofia ATP quarter-finals.

The 32-year-old Wawrinka, who missed six months of the 2017 season to undergo two knee surgeries after Wimbledon, will face Viktor Troicki of Serbia on Friday for a place in the semi-finals.

"I expected a tough match," world number 15 Wawrinka told atpworldtour.com. "He's already played a few matches here."

Wawrinka had won just one match this year before the Bulgaria tournament, seeing off Ricardas Berankis at the Australian Open in January before falling to Tennys Sandgren of the United States.

 

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