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Stan Wawrinka vs Lukas Rosol: Australian Open live scores

23rd January, 2016

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2016 Australian Open Live Scores

Men's Singles, 3rd Round

Melbourne

S. Wawrinka won in 3 sets

 
 
Finished s1 s2 s3
Lukas Rosol,CZE 2 3 6
Stan Wawrinka,SUI (4) 6 6 7
Start Time: 4pm (AEDT)
Court: Rod Laver Arena
Wawrinka Last Ten Matches: 8-2
Rosol Last Ten Matches: 6-4
Stan Wawrinka takes home (Source: AFP PHOTO / SAEED KHAN)
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23rd January, 2016
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Can Lukas Rosol cause a major upset and end Stan Wawrinka‘s Australian Open tournament, or will the world No.4 progress to the fourth round? Join The Roar for live scores from around 2pm (AEDT).

Fourth seed Stanislas Wawrinka has had a good start to 2016 after winning at the Chennai Open for the third year in a row.

The Swiss ATP World Tour heavyweight accounted for Borna Coric in the final prevailing in straight sets 6-3, 7-5 after he fell out of the ATP World Tour Finals following a loss at the hands of Roger Federer at the back end of 2015.

Wawrinka has now won eight of his last ten matches and is yet to drop a set at the Australian Open.

He began with a win over Dmitry Tursunov after the Russian retired having dropped the opening two sets 7-6, 6-3. This saw Wawrinka meet Radek Stepanek in the second round whom he defeated 6-2, 6-3, 6-4.

The Swiss right-hander needs some quality opposition and will certainly give Rosol a hard time when they meet.

Lukas Rosol has emerged as the surprise packet on the ATP World Tour, defying the odds and being surprisingly competitive so far in 2016.

Rosol began his season at Chennai where he defeated Santiago Giraldo in straight sets 6-3, 6-4 before going down at the hands of Benoit Paire during the second round 5-7, 5-7.

Rosol then moved on to the Auckland Open where he made his way through to the quarter-finals defeating both Guillermo Garcia-Lopez and Paire on his way. His tournament across the ditch eventually ended at the hands of world No.8 David Ferrer 3-6, 4-6.

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He has never been to the third round of the Australian Open before and is yet to reach the fourth round of a grand slam.

Kicking off his Australian Open campaign with a win in five sets over Taro Daniel 7-6, 7-5, 5-7, 6-7, 6-1, Rosol has looked composed and appears to be coping well under pressure.

After defeating Daniel, he then knocked out 25th seed American Jack Sock in straight sets 7-6, 7-6, 6-3.

It is hard to see Rosol getting past Wawrinka, however it is almost guaranteed that he will not bow out without a fight.

The pair have played each other a total of two times with Wawrinka victorious on both occasions. Their most recent meeting came at Geneva in 2015 with Wawrinka prevailing in three sets 6-4, 3-6, 6-3. Prior to that they played at the 2013 Davis Cup, their only encounter on hard court.

The winner progresses to the fourth round where they will meet either Milos Raonic or Viktor Troicki.

Prediction
Stan Wawrinka will be far too good for Rosol although the Czech will push the game to four sets, the 2014 Australian Open champion will move through to the fourth round.

Wawrinka in four sets.

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