Stan Wawrinka’s new union with education consultant Richard Krajicek were given off to the worst possible begin as he lost 6-2 7-6 (three) to Fernando Verdasco inside the first round of the Aegon Championships on Tuesday.
the second seed hired 1996 Wimbledon champion Krajicek for the grasscourt season but on Tuesday’s evidence the Dutchman has his paintings cut out over the subsequent two weeks if Wawrinka harbours any hopes of doing properly at the All England membership.
The Swiss struggled to deal with moist and blustery situations on a frustrating forestall-begin day at Queen’s club as rain held up play for almost 2-half of hours with Verdasco main 6-2 three-4.
The red-hot Spaniard saved all six break points he faced at some stage in the outlet set even as Wawrinka genuinely couldn’t come to grips with the plush green surface after a long claycourt season.
The Roland Garros semi-finalist dropped his serve two times inside the opening set and turned into then outplayed inside the tiebreak.
A blazing backhand winner added up four suit points for Verdasco and, despite the fact that he ignored his first try and near out the suit, he bagged it on the second one whilst Wawrinka’s lob floated over the baseline.