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Wawrinka vows to bounce back

May 27, 2014 08:32:21 UK

Stanislas Wawrinka is confident he will learn from his shock first round defeat at the French Open to Guillermo Garcia-Lopez.

The Australian Open champion and world number three was lack-lustre from the start of the match and eventually crashed to a 6-4 5-7 6-2 6-0 defeat to the Spaniard.

Garcia-Lopez broke the Swiss star eight times, while Wawrinka made no fewer than 62 unforced errors.

“I was trying to find my game, trying to find to be aggressive, trying to find anything, and I didn’t,” said Wawrinka afterwards.

Maybe it’s going to be very positive the rest of my season.

Stanislas Wawrinka

“It’s a tough loss, for sure. I’m sad, but maybe it’s going to be very positive the rest of my season. Maybe it will put my ideas in the right place, and maybe it will give me answers to the questions I have for the rest of my season, for the rest of my career.”

Garcia-Lopez faces Adrian Mannarino in the second round after the Frenchman eased to a 6-2 6-1 6-1 win against Chinese Taipei’s Yen-Hsun Lu.

Elsewhere, defending champion Rafael Nadal crushed Robby Ginepri 6-0 6-3 6-0, while the Argentine qualifier Facundo Bagnis battled to an incredible 6-1 6-2 1-6 3-6 18-16 victory over Julien Benneteau.

Nadal is now 2.25 to win the French Open title outright, while Andy Murray can be backed at 15.00, Novak Djokovic at 2.20 and Roger Federer at 17.00.

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