ATP Tour

Wawrinka rallies for victory

2013-04-10 18:21
Stanislas Wawrinka (AFP)

Casablanca, Morocco - Top-seeded Stanislas Wawrinka rallied to beat 85th-ranked Blaz Kavcic of Slovenia 4-6, 6-2, 6-1 in the second round of the Grand Prix Hassan II on Wednesday.

The 17th-ranked Wawrinka, who won this clay-court event in 2010, served seven aces to Kavcic's none.

It's Wawrinka's third clay-court tournament this year, having reached the final before losing to David Ferrer in Buenos Aires then opening with a loss to Fabio Fognini in Acapulco, Mexico, in February.

In first-round action, seventh-seeded Robin Haase of the Netherlands and Kenny De Schepper of France advanced and will next play each other.

Haase beat Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain 6-3, 2-6, 7-5, and De Schepper eliminated Steve Darcis of Belgium 6-3, 6-4.

Results from the third day of the ATP Hassan II Grand Prix tournament on Wednesday (x denotes seeding):

First round

Robin Haase (NED x7) bt Roberto Bautista (ESP) 6-3, 2-6, 7-5
Kenny De Schepper (FRA) bt Steve Darcis (BEL) 6-3, 6-4

Second round

Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI x1) bt Blaz Kavcic (SLO) 4-6, 6-2, 6-1
Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (ESP) bt Edouard Roger-Vasselin (FRA) 6-7 (4/7), 7-6 (7/3), 6-2
Benoit Paire (FRA x4) bt Aljaz Bedene (SLO) 4-6, 6-4, 6-3
Tommy Robredo (ESP) bt Tobias Kamke (GER) 6-4, 7-5


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