Stan Wawrinka, 3 time Grandslam champion survived a scare in the 1st round of the ATP Petersburg Open as he had to defeat Dan Evans in 3 sets on Monday. The Swiss progresses into Round 2 where he will face Evgeny Donskoy who defeated Egor Gerasimov in straight sets in Round 1. The Russian picked up his first tour victory after the ATP tour was restarted in August.
- Fixture: Stan Wawrinka vs Evgeny Donskoy
- Tournament: ATP Petersburg Open 2020
- Round: 2nd Round
- Venue: Petersburg, Russia
- Category: ATP 500 tournament
- Surface: Indoor Hard-court
- Prize money: Approx.203,409 dollars
Stan Wawrinka vs Evgeny Donskoy: Match Preview
Stan Wawrinka who returned to tennis after a shock 3rd round exit at the hands of Hugo Gaston at the French Open, started off slowly against his opponent, Dan Evans as he lost the 1st set at Petersburg Open . However, the Swiss came back and won the next 2 sets to progress into the Round 2. It was not the best performance by Wawrinka but it was enough for him to move into Round 2.
Evgeny Donskoy has had a forgettable few months on tour. He did not win a single match on tour prior to the Petersburg Open in the past 2 months. However, he finally managed to win a match as he defeated E.Gerasimov in straight sets in the 1st round on Monday and now faces a uphill challenge in the form of Stan Wawrinka in Round 2.
Stan Wawrinka vs Evgeny Donskoy: Head-to-Head
The duo have never faced each other in the past so their head to head record stands at 0-0.
Stan Wawrinka vs Evgeny Donskoy: Match Prediction
Stan Wawrinka is known to be a good player on hard courts and has won 2 Grandslams on hard surface. He did struggle in his 1st round victory against Dan Evans and could not find any rhythm in the match before the the final games of the 2nd set. However his 2nd round opponent, Donskoy has also struggled on tour since the past few months and will have to produce his best tennis to challenge the Swiss. Wawrinka is expected to win in straight sets.
Match Prediction: Stan Wawrinka to defeat Evgeny Donskoy in straight sets.