Paris Masters: Wawrinka ousted, Murray struggles into round 3
Updated: 2016-11-03 11:34
Stan Wawrinka reacts during his match against Jan-Lennard Struff at the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 indoor tournament in Paris on Nov 2, 2016. [Photo/IC]
PARIS - Stan Wawrinka was shown the door at the Paris Masters during his opening match on Wednesday, as Novak Djokovic claimed an easy win and Andy Murray struggled through.
The third-ranked Swiss and U.S. Open champion was knocked out by German qualifier Jan-Lennard Struff 3-6, 7-6 (6), 7-6 (1).
Wawrinka started out strong, but ran out of gas after being forced into a second-set tiebreak.
Struff broke in the seventh game of the third set but Wawrinka broke back to send the match into a decisive tiebreak, which the German easily won.