Sport Griekspoor claims incredible first ATP win over Wawrinka

00:10  14 february  2018
00:10  14 february  2018 Source:   omnisport.performgroup.com

Wawrinka excited to return to ATP Tour

  Wawrinka excited to return to ATP Tour Three-time grand slam champion Stan Wawrinka is looking forward to making his full return to the ATP Tour in Bulgaria this week.Stan Wawrinka's comeback from injury at the Australian Open may have ended prematurely but he returns to the ATP Tour this week feeling in better shape.

Tallon Griekspoor claimed his first ATP Tour win in stunning fashion, coming from behind to defeat Stan Wawrinka . World No. 259 Tallon Griekspoor 🇳🇱 shocks Stan Wawrinka 🇨🇭 in Rotterdam!

And he was spectacularly humbled again on Tuesday by world number 259 Griekspoor , who claimed his first Tour-level win in only his third ATP match with a remarkable comeback. Fifth seed Wawrinka needed just a sole break to take the first set and

Griekspoor-Cropped: Dutch tennis player Tallon Griekspoor © Provided by Omnisport Dutch tennis player Tallon Griekspoor

Stan Wawrinka suffered a second stunning defeat in the space of four days as he was amazingly beaten in the first round of the Rotterdam Open by ATP Tour novice Tallon Griekspoor.

The three-time grand slam champion missed out on glory at the Sofia Open, losing to eventual champion Mirza Basic in the semi-final on Saturday.

And he was spectacularly humbled again on Tuesday by world number 259 Griekspoor, who claimed his first Tour-level win in only his third ATP match with a remarkable comeback.

Fifth seed Wawrinka needed just a sole break to take the first set and, with 246 places separating the two players in the rankings, a comfortable victory for the Swiss appeared on the cards.

Stan Wawrinka eager to get back to his best and challenge Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal

  Stan Wawrinka eager to get back to his best and challenge Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal Stan Wawrinka is one of four players to have won Grand Slams apart from Federer, Nadal and Djokovic since 2008.The Swiss number two missed the second-half of last season due to a knee injury that required surgery. Wawrinka ended his 2017 season after his first round loss at Wimbledon and only returned to action at the Australian Open this year.

Tallon Griekspoor claimed his first ATP Tour win in stunning fashion, coming from behind to defeat Stan Wawrinka . There was no such disappointment for David Goffin, a 6-1 6-3 victor over Nicolas Mahut.

Tallon Griekspoor claimed his first ATP Tour win in stunning fashion, coming from behind to defeat Stan Wawrinka . There was no such disappointment for David Goffin, a 6-1 6-3 victor over Nicolas Mahut.

But Dutchman Griekspoor delighted the home fans by moving into a 3-0 lead in the second before forcing a decider, which he subsequently dominated to record an astonishing 4-6 6-3 6-2 triumph.

Griekspoor did not face a break point after the first set and his triumph sets up the prospect of a potential quarter-final showdown with Roger Federer.

Wawrinka was not the only seed to crash out, as ninth seed Gilles Muller was defeated 6-4 7-6 (11-9) by qualifier Daniil Medvedev.

There was no such disappointment for David Goffin, a 6-1 6-3 victor over Nicolas Mahut.

Elsewhere in the draw, Viktor Troicki won in three sets against Jan-Lennard Struff, whose German compatriot Philipp Kohlschreiber beat Karen Khachanov in a match that went the distance.

My knee flared up – Wawrinka reveals reason for retirement .
Talking about his early withdrawal at Open 13 Marseille, Stan Wawrinka said his left knee flared up in the first set. "At 3-3 I hit a forehand volley and it hurt the knee a bit. I felt that it was very tense," Wawrinka told the tournament organiser's website. "After that I simply couldn't flex it."Wawrinka continued: "When the knee becomes tenser, when it puts pressure on the knee cap, you shouldn't force it."That's when you make things worse. These are difficult times. It's a long process but you need to take a step back from everything that's happening.

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