Wawrinka beaten at Queen’s

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Published: Wednesday 17th June 2015 by The News Editor

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Stan Wawrinka fought off five match points but could not stop falling to a fourth successive defeat to Kevin Anderson, slipping out of the Aegon Championships in the second round.

Second seed Wawrinka was unable to extend the fine form that saw him sweep to the Roland Garros crown – even despite again sporting those infamous plaid shorts – with Anderson triumphing 7-6 (7/4) 7-6 (13/11).

The 30-year-old Swiss star had enjoyed stunning form on clay, dispatching huge favourite Novak Djokovic in Paris to seal his second grand slam triumph.

Big-serving South African Anderson dumped four-time champion Lleyton Hewitt out in the first round on the Australian crowd favourite’s last-ever Queen’s appearance.

And now the 29-year-old from Johannesburg has dismissed another star with a big following at the west London tournament.

Anderson fired down 22 aces but still needed two match points on his own serve – and six in all – to edge home in the second of two tie breaks.

Anderson will now meet the winner of Alex Dolgopolov and Guillermo Garcia-Lopez in the quarter-finals.

Published: Wednesday 17th June 2015 by The News Editor

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