Three-time Grand Slam champion and 16th-seed, Stan Wawrinka will look to seal his place in the 4th round, when he takes on local favourite and wildcard Hugo Gaston in the third round at the French Open 2020. While Gaston, ranked as low as 239, has surprised everyone by reaching this far at Roland Garros.
Stan Wawrinka vs Hugo Gaston: Preview
Talking about the performance in the tournament so far, Stan Wawrinka got a tough opening round match against three-time Major winner Andy Murray. However, to everyone’s shock, the 35-year old Swiss swatted aside Murray in straight sets 6-1, 6-3, 6-2. In the next round, the World No.17 faced an ever-improving Dominik Koepfer and though he lost the third set, Wawrinka looked comfortable in his 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-1 win.
On the other hand, Hugo Gaston began his campaign with an easy win over compatriot Maxime Janvier in straight sets 7-6,6-4,6-3. In the Round of 64, the 20-year old Frenchman then stunned Yoshihito Nishioka 6-4, 7-6, 3-6, 6-2 to achieve the best result of his career so far.
Stan Wawrinka vs Hugo Gaston: Head-to-Head
It will be the first meeting between the two players, so the head-to-head record stands at 0-0.
Stan Wawrinka vs Hugo Gaston: Prediction
It is a no-brainer that Gaston is bound to receive a thrashing at the hands of Wawrinka. The Frenchman has already announced to the tennis world the arrival of a new superstar and his reputation will increase by leaps and bounds if he even manages to give a fight to the Swiss. Although, Wawrinka is expected to win this match without even breaking a sweat.
Match Prediction: Stan Wawrinka defeats Hugo Gaston comprehensively in straight sets.