Stan Wawrinka proved too much Australian Bernard Tomic, defeating him 6-3, 7-6, 8-6 in the second round of the Paris Masters this morning.
Tomic fought hard against Wawrinka, who is ranked fourth in the world, and was well positioned to take the second set after leading 5-2. However, Wawrinka showcased his wide array of shots and win it 7-6.
Despite a valiant effort from Tomic in the third, Wawrinka controlled the serves and managed to advance to the third round of the Paris Masters.
Paris is the final stop before the top eight players in the world square off in the ATP World Tour Finals in London.
Wawrinka has already qualified for the prestigious event along with fellow top 10 players Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, and Rafael Nadal.
Ferrer also advanced to the third round this morning with an impressive win over Alexandr Dolgopolov. The world number eight won in straight sets 6-2, 6-2.
Djokovic, who has now spent 17 straight weeks atop the ATP world rankings, plays his second round match next Tuesday as he seeks his third straight title. – Jackson Thomas.
Top photo of Bernard Tomic from Steven Pisano’s Flickr Photostream.