News & Press

Monday, October 20, 2008

Benjamin Becker upsets ATP's #12 Stanislas Wawrinka in Switzerland

BASEL, Switzerland -- Fifth-seeded Stanislas Wawrinka was upset by German qualifier Benjamin Becker 3-6, 7-6 (5), 7-6 (5) in the first round of the Swiss Indoors on Monday.

Wawrinka served for the match at 5-4 in the second set, but Becker broke with two straight forehand winners. The 137th-ranked German saved two match points when serving at 5-6 and soon won with a backhand winner.

The loss damaged Wawrinka's chances of qualifying for next month's Masters Cup in Shanghai. The 23-year-old Swiss is 11th in the standings, and only the top eight qualify.

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home