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Wawrinka missed the tournament victory

Stan (ATP 68) loses the Final of the ATP 500 tournament in Rotterdam against the 35 positions in front of him ranked Frenchman Gaël Monfils 3:6, 6:1, 2:6. The 33-year-old Vaud and the one and a half years younger, Monfils showed the Fans at the ATP Finals best-endowed indoor tournament in the world is a spectacular game.

In the first sentence of the in the vicinity of Nyon, the resident Frenchman of the clearly better player was. While the Swiss came, not a single break chance, he lost his serve for 1:2 and 3:6. Again and again, Monfils to it led him with his work and his immense qualities in the Defensive to risk too much. In addition, the Service Wawrinka's did not work as desired.

From the second set, the tide turned. Monfils had to give up his first two serve games. For increased Wawrinka, the number of his first serves significantly and committed fewer errors, on the other, the Frenchman seemed to be increasingly a Problem in the lower abdominal area handicapiert. The pace of his premiums decreased least rapidly.

After losing the second round, Monfils celebrated but a startling resurrection. In the third set, he was suddenly there again, struck again on a regular basis with more than 210 km/h and went up early with a Break 2:1 in the lead. Wawrinka was losing touch with the game again and to not stop Monfils. The 5:2 and he even made a second Break and celebrated after almost a year and a half hours of his eighth title.

In as many Finals (29) is Wawrinka at 16 tournament victories. The 33-year-old Vaud but for the first time since the French Open in 2017 (defeat to Rafael Nadal) and two knee operations in an ATP Final. His last tournament victory, he celebrated shortly before that, at home in Geneva. Four years ago, Wawrinka had won with almost two million euros, indoor tournament in Rotterdam. The week in the Dutch port city was, despite the final defeat, this time a success. He will improve in the world ranking list on place 41 (Monfils from 33 to 23). (sda)

Created: 17.02.2019, 17:34 PM

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