Wawrinka Falls In Sofia; Tsitsipas, Medvedev, Khachanov Headline
by Staff | February 4th, 2019, 3:22 pm

With no national favorite Grigor Dimitrov, Stan Wawrinka was arguably the main attraction in Sofia this week but the 3-time champion was already eliminated this afternoon by 2018 finalist Marius Copil 3-6, 7-6(5), 6-4.

After having high hopes to start the year, Wawrinka is just 3-3 so far.

The field still includes a bunch of young stars who are all in the Top 20 and seeded 1-2-3: No. 1 Karen Khachanov, No. 2 seed Stefanos Tsitsipas and No. 3 Daniil Medvedev.

Trying to spoil the NextGen party are vets and former champion Roberto Bautista Agut, Fernando Verdasco and Gael Monfils.

Mirza Basic returns to defend his title.

Dimitrov, who won the title in 2017, decided not to enter the event.

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7 Comments for Wawrinka Falls In Sofia; Tsitsipas, Medvedev, Khachanov Headline

fan Says:

tennis matches are too long, we should have a one set, one day tournament.

skeezer Says:

Weak era.

j-kath Says:

ATP Entry List for the 500-Dubai from 25th Feb. lists Andy Murray as an entrant!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wog Boy Says:


Fingers crossed.

chrisford1 Says:

JK, don’t get your hopes up. Right after the hip surgery, doctors said it takes 10 weeks for muscles and ligaments cut in the surgery or stretched to the point of injury – to recover and the pelvis to ‘stabilize’. And after that 10 weeks, most say high impact sports are best avoided.
Likely, his being in the Dubai draw listed is a legacy commitment. He signed up before he decided to do the surgery.
Murray has 50 years or so more life, hopefully. It would be beyond a shame if he messes that hip up so bad he cannot do low impact exercise and sport using his legs, or amble about with wife and daughters, 10 years from now.
I’m hoping he can play Queens to get is timing on grass, then try going out in style at Wimbledon.

j-kath Says:

Chrisford 1: It never occurred to me to get my hopes up – I was shocked that he should think about playing so soon – hence you are possibly right – it was an automatic inclusion, rather than new info.

Wogboy: If Andy does play, think you’ll have to cross your toes as well.

Cheers both of you.

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