Stan Wawrinka and Nick Kyrgios faced each other at the Rogers Cup today. The Swiss player had been taking it easy for most of his campaign since returning from injury. This time, Wawrinka got the best of the temperamental Australian to win 1-6, 7-5, 7-5 in the first round. He will next face Marton Fucsovics in the second round. The Hungarian player defeated Joao Sousa 6-4, 7-6 to advance into the second round.
Here is how Twitter reacted to the match.
Stan Wawrinka gets a big big win over Nick Kyrgios, 1-6, 7-5, 7-5 to reach the 2nd round in Toronto. Fun (but super weird) match.
— José Morgado (@josemorgado) August 7, 2018
That was quite something. Stan Wawrinka comes back from the tennis version of being dead to beat Nick Kyrgios 1-6 7-5 7-5. Two breaks of serve towards the end of both sets and a one-handed backhand on both set and match points.
Stats: Wawrinka 35w 23ue; Kyrgios 44w 34ue #atp
— Jake Davies (@jakedavi5) August 7, 2018
Not sure if I would even be able to hit *that* hard towards the outside of a tennis court.
Utterly ridiculous from Kyrgios.pic.twitter.com/vvXTBUrqQb
— Bastien Fachan (@BastienFachan) August 7, 2018
— Steve Haviland (@Haviman) August 7, 2018
I said you #StanTheMan❤️
— corallina (@corallina2) August 7, 2018
BOOOOOOM THE DAY STARTS 2-0 WITH A COUPLE BIG HITS!!!
5U Querrey ML💵💵💵💵💵💵💵💵💵💵💵💵💵💵💵💵💵💵💵
3U Wawrinka ML (+145)💵💵💵💵💵💵💵💵💵💵💵💵💵💵💵💵💵💵💵💵💵💵💵💵💵💵💵💵💵💵💵💵💵
— SP Picks (@sp_picks) August 7, 2018
I've been a Wawrinka fan when not many had heard of him. 🙂
— Songbird (@oxymoronic_me) August 7, 2018
— Asheley Blake (@asheley_blake) August 7, 2018
— Mike McIntyre (@McIntyreTennis) August 7, 2018
Bravo Stan you deserve 👍🏻👏🏻👏🏻
Thanks Good of tennis 🎾🙌🏻 Stan win against the most stupidest player of all the most arrogant circuit the worst behavior and the most stupid #Wawrinka #RogersCup pic.twitter.com/sXLGLSK9yb
— danielle (@dm_mauron) August 7, 2018