Stan Wawrinka will be up against a tricky opponent in the form of Cristian Garin in the 1st round of the Erste Bank Open in Vienna. The Swiss has not been having a great time on tour as he was defeated in the Petersburg Open quarterfinals after his below average clay court season. His opponent, Garin comes into the tournament at the back of a good clay court season which will add to his confidence as he faces the 3 time Grandslam champion.
- Tournament: ATP Erste Bank Open 2020
- Date: 27 October, 2020
- Match: Stan Wawrinka vs Cristian Garín
- Venue: Vienna, Austria
- Category: ATP 500
- Surface: Indoor hardcourt
- Prize Money: Approx. 1,409,510
Stan Wawrinka vs Cristian Garín: Match Preview
Stan Wawrinka had a poor clay court season as he was knocked out of the Italian Open in Round 1. He was defeated in the French Open in the 3rd round by Frenchman, Hugo Gaston in a thrilling 5 set match. The Swiss returned to hard court action two weeks back at Petersburg but suffered a straight sets defeat the hands of Denis Shapovalov in the quarterfinals.
Cristian Garin had a better than expected clay court season as he reached the semifinals of the Hamburg Open before losing to Stefanos Tsitsipas. The Chilean also managed to reach the 3rd round of the French Open where he lost to Karen Khachanov in 4 sets. Garin returns to hard court action in Vienna for the first time after his 2nd round exit from the US Open in early September.
Stan Wawrinka vs Cristian Garín: Head-to-Head
The duo have faced against each other just once in the French Open second round in 2019. The Swiss won the encounter in straight sets leading the head to head record to 1-0.
Stan Wawrinka vs Cristian Garín: Match Prediction
Although, Stan Wawrinka has not been in great form coming into the Vienna Open, yet he is expected to defeat Cristian Garin in a tough encounter in the 1st round. Garin has not played hard court tennis for two months prior to the Erste Bank Open, whereas the Swiss already had a quarterfinal run at Petersburg. The match is expected to be decided by 3 sets with the Swiss emerging on top.
Match Prediction: Stan Wawrinka to defeat Cristain Garin in three sets.