Stan Wawrinka v Blaz Kavcic Live
Third seed for the US Open 2014, World number 4 Stan Wawrinka, will face Slovenian Blaz Kavcic in the third round of matches at the US Open. The match will be played at the Flushing Meadows in New York on Saturday, August 30.
Stan Wawrinka will be quite confident of his chances against the Slovakian although the Swiss power player has not been in the best of form himself. In fact, Stan Wawrinka had struggled to make an impression both at Toronto (second round exit) and at the Cincinnati Masters (third round exit).
Stan Wawrinka, who is the favourite to progress into the next round beat Czech Jiri Vesely in straight sets in the first round before taking down Brazilian Thomaz Bellucci in an exciting four setter in the second round. Stan Wawrinka’s concentration had floundered after he had already won the first couple of sets and the Brazilian capitalized in the third set. However, the third seed came back in the third set to take the game 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 7-6(7-1).
Blaz Kavcic, meanwhile, got the better of American Donald Young in the first round in straight sets -7-5, 6-4, 6-4 – before going on to beat Frenchman Jeremy Chardy 6-2, 7-6(8-6), 6-3 in the second round at the Flushing Meadows.
The Slovenian is known to be someone who does well on the hard court. His best performances in Grand Slam events has come in the Australian Open (third round) and the US Open, where he has already made the third round.
The duo have met just once before at Casablanca and Stan Wawrinka won the game despite losing the first set. However, the match in question was played on clay and it remains to be seen what transpires when the two meet on the hard court on Saturday at the US Open.
Tags: US Open, Flushing Meadows, Stan Wawrinka, Blaz Kavcic, Grand Slam
Posted: 30th August 2014
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