Verdasco vs. Wawrinka
|Date & Time||Monday June 13, 2016, 9:00 PM (EDT)|
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Stan Wawrinka and Fernando Verdasco meet in the round of 32 at the 2016 Queen's Club Championships.
Stan Wawrinka is coming off a semifinal appearance in the French Open and will also be playing doubles in this tournament with his partner Benoit Paire. Wawrinka has found his form the last couple of tournaments after a shaky start to the 2016 season, which includes a title last month in the Geneva Open. Wawrinka has cleaned up his unforced errors substantially and continues to put pressure on opponents with his service game. While grass may not be his favorite, Wawrinka is a threat again in his current form. Wawrinka has won nine of his last 12 matches on grass.
Fernando Verdasco is coming off a third round exit in the French Open in which he pushed Kei Nishikori to five sets. Verdasco is just trying to find some consistency in his game after losing four of his last seven matches. Verdasco hit a ton of winners in the French Open but struggled with his second serve and is coming off a match in which he had 65 unforced errors. A victory over a top-10 player would certainly go a long way for Verdasco’s confidence, especially after falling out of the top-50 in the world. Verdasco has split his last 12 matches on grass.
The four meetings between these two have been split down the middle. Wawrinka won in the 2015 Wimbledon and 2005 Swiss Open, while Verdasco won in the 2012 Mexican Open and 2005 Rome Masters. Three of the four matches between these two have been decided in straight sets.
If we get the Wawrinka that isn’t an unforced errors machine, he’ll have no problem winning this match. Verdasco isn’t serving well enough to hang with a dialed in Wawrinka who has found his game recently.
Wawrinka rolls in straight sets.