Stan Wawrinka runs into inspired Tommy Paul at Queen's, loses in straight sets

Stan Wawrinka was not able to defeat another American at Queen's as Tommy Paul proved better this time around 6-1 6-4.

It was a largely fast-paced match where both players looked to keep it short and sweet. It lasted only 64 minutes and saw Paul dominate his way past Wawrinka. The American was pretty close to beating Wawrinka in their lone match before this one in 2019 but lost that one. Now it was time to revenge and he served it promptly in the first set.

It was a loose match to start the match because Paul got an early break and he kind of relaxed a bit after that. The serve was important but generally, in the rallies, Paul was simply better. Wawrinka had some cheap errors and he struggled to find a good rhythm until the 2nd set. Now the 2nd set was a proper tennis match well contested by both.

Both served a bit better and the rallies were a bit longer. Paul was still the sharper and better player. Taking an early lead was important for him and after he did he kind of toned down the intensity on return. Wawrinka was able to win his service games with ease but failed to exert much pressure on Paul towards the end. His lone break chance in the final set came early and after not using that, Paul sobered up and cruised to a 6-4 finish.

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