ATP Tour

Wawrinka ends long wait for home title

2016-05-21 18:54
Stan Wawrinka (AFP)

Geneva - French Open champion Stan Wawrinka clinched his first homeground title on Saturday with a 6-4, 7-6 (13/11) victory over Marin Cilic in the Geneva clay court final.

It was Wawrinka's third title of 2016 and first on clay just a day before Roland Garros gets underway in Paris.

World number four and top seed Wawrinka broke the 11th-ranked Cilic to take a 2-1 lead on his way to the first set.

Cilic hit back for a 4-1 advantage in the second set before 31-year-old Wawrinka broke the Croat at 3-5 to get the second set back on serve.

In the tie-break, Cilic squandered five set points before Wawrinka took victory on his second match point.

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