Stan Wawrinka will return to action after suffering a shock 3rd round defeat at the hands of Hugo Gaston at the French Open 2020 in Round 3. He is seeded 5th at the ATP Petersburg Open 2020 and will open his campaign against the Brit, Dan Evans in Round 1. Dan Evans suffered a first round loss against Kei Nishikori in the 1st round of the French Open 2020. Wawrinka has not enjoyed a good couple of months on tour and will be hoping to do well in Petersburg.
- Fixture: Stan Wawrinka vs Dan Evans
- Tournament: ATP Petersburg Open 2020
- Round: 1st Round
- Venue: Petersburg, Russia
- Category: ATP 500 tournament
- Surface: Indoor Hard-court
- Prize money: Approx.203,409 dollars
Stan Wawrinka vs Dan Evans: Match Preview
Stan Wawrinka had a disappointing clay court season this year. He lost in the 1st round of the Italian Open 2020 to Lorenzo Mussetti in straight sets and was dumped out of the French Open by Hugo Gaston in the 3rd round. Wawrinka lost out in a 5 set match against Gaston to end his disastrous clay court season. He will now change his focus to hard courts and hope to do well.
Dan Evans also had a rough clay court season not managing to win a single match. He lost in the 1st round of the Italian Open, German Open and later at the French Open. He was humbled by Stefanos Tsitsipas in straight sets at the German Open and beaten in 4 sets by Nishikori in Paris.
Stan Wawrinka vs Dan Evans: Head-to-Head
The duo have faced each other 3 times with Wawrinka winning on all 3 occasions and leading the head-to-head record by 3-0. They first met at US Open 2016 in Round 3 where the Swiss won in a 5-set thriller. Their most recent encounter came at the 2019 Queen’s where Wawrinka again won in straight sets.
Stan Wawrinka vs Dan Evans: Match Prediction
Stan Wawrinka will be looking forward to get his season back on track as he faces Dan Evans in the 1st round of the Petersburg Open. The Swiss is known to be a good player on hard courts as he has won 2 Grandslams on the surface. Dan Evans who has failed to win a single match on tour over the past month will have to produce some extraordinary tennis to beat Wawrinka. The Swiss is expected to emerge victorious and progress into Round 2.
Match Prediction: Stan Wawrinka to defeat Dan Evans in straight sets.