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Wavrinka will meet with Medvedev in Mecca


Stan Wawrinka will meet Daniil Medvedev in the second round of the Mosel Open after beating Joao Souza in straight sets.

Wawrinka went through two qualifying matches to earn a place in the main draw before beating Souza 7-6 (7-1) 6-2 on Wednesday in Mecca.

The three-time Grand Slam champion’s win was just his fourth tour-level main draw victory this year after a 13-month absence with a foot injury.

Wawrinka said after setting up a showdown with top seed Medvedev: “It’s the first time I’ve won three matches in one tournament in over two years, so it’s great.

“I’m getting confidence after winning a few matches so I feel a bit more relaxed about how I’m moving. I think the level was good from me and I’m happy with the win.”

Dominic Thiem also progressed in the indoor hard court competition, seeing off Richard Gasquet 6-3 7-6 (7-3).

Sebastian Corda was the first man to seal a place in the quarter-finals, dispatching third seed Lorenzo Musetti with a 6-3 7-6 (8-6) victory in the final match of the day.

At the same time, Alexander Bublik, Gregoire Barrer and Benjamin Bonzi became the other winners of the first round.


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