Published: Thu, February 15, 2018
Entertaiment | By Mabel Barber

Wawrinka loses to world No. 259 in Rotterdam

Wawrinka loses to world No. 259 in Rotterdam

Stan Wawrinka crashed out of Rotterdam's ABN Amro World Tennis Tournament at the hands of world No 259 Tallon Griekspoor on Tuesday night.

It was Wawrinka's third surprise defeat by an outsider, after losing in the Australian Open second round to Tennys Sandgren and in last week's Sofia Open semi-finals to Bosnian Mirza Basic.

The Swiss has now lost three matches and won three since returning in January, his devastating single-handed backhanded of little use as he struggled with his movement.

A feature of his play on the day was his ability to constantly land his first serve in play and his aggression from the back of the court which ensured that Wawrinka was always under pressure and unable to dictate the tempo of the match. He played well and went for it. The 21-year-old couldn't ask for a better season opener as he took down the three-time Grand Slam champion and former world No.

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Elsewhere, Filip Krajinovic inflicted a tight 6-2 3-6 7-5 defeat on talented Canadian teenager Felix Auger-Aliassime, while David Goffin raced past Nicolas Mahut 6-1 6-3. The 36-year-old Federer could become the oldest man by three years to hold the number one spot if he reaches the semi-finals at an event he has won twice.

Daniil Medvedev upset ninth seed Gilles Muller 6-4 7-6 (11-9) to reach the second round, while Philipp Kohlschreiber rallied well to see off Karen Khachanov 3-6 7-6 (6-1) 7-6 (7-5), for his first win of 2018.

The world No.7 Goffin totally dominated as he set up a second-round tie with Spaniard Feliciano Lopez, winning in just 64 minutes.

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