Andy Murray Defeats Stan Wawrinka – First Win on Comeback

2018 Eastbourne First Round
Andy Murray Defeats Stan Wawrinka (SUI)
6-1, 6-3

andy murray stan wawrinka

Andy Murray’s comeback from a year long absence from the game continued today with an impressive win against¬† Stan Wawrinka.

It was the Scot’s first win in almsot a year, with Murray winning 6-1 6-3 in the first round of the Nature Valley International at Eastbourne.

This was Murray’s second competitive match since Wimbledon last year following hip surgery. He will now face the latest British number one,¬† Kyle Edmund.

Wawrinka himself is also making his own recovery from long-term injury. The duo last faced each other in very different circumstance 13 months prior in last year’s French Open semi-final at Roland Garros. Then they were world number one and number three, fast forward to 156th and 225th respectively.

Murrays’ grass-court game proved too much for Wawrinka, but there is still evidence of a slight residual limp, but for the most part Murray looked in positive shape.

New Head To Head Record

Andy Murray and Stan Wawrinka have now met on 19 occasions and their head to head record now stands at 11-8 in Murray’s favour. Their previous match before today was on clay courts at the 2017 French Open where Murray lost 7-6(6), 3-6, 7-5, 6-7(3), 1-6.

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Andy Murray Stan Wawrinka
11 Wins 8
1 Clay 4
3 Grass 0
7 Hard 4
0 Carpet 0
3 Grand Slams 2
1 Finals 0
1 Semi-Finals 1
Murray vs Wawrinka Previous Matches
Date Event Round Surface Winner Score
Jun 2018 Eastbourne R32 Grass Murray 6-1, 6-3
May 2017 French Open S Clay Wawrinka 7-6(6), 3-6, 7-5, 6-7(3), 1-6
Nov 2016 Barclays ATP Tour Finals RR Hard Murray 6-4, 6-2
May 2016 French Open S Clay Murray 6-4, 6-2, 4-6, 6-2
Nov 2015 Barclays ATP Tour Finals RR Hard Wawrinka 7-6(4), 6-4
Aug 2013 US Open Q Hard Wawrinka 4-6, 3-6, 2-6
Apr 2013 Masters 1000 Monte Carlo R16 Clay Wawrinka 1-6, 2-6
Oct 2012 Tokyo, Japan Q Hard Murray 6-2, 3-6, 6-2
Jul 2012 London Olympics R64 Grass Murray 6-3, 6-3
Oct 2011 Masters 1000 Shanghai R16 Hard Murray 6-4, 3-6, 6-3
Aug 2010 US Open R32 Hard Wawrinka 7-6(3), 6-7(4), 3-6, 3-6
Jun 2009 Wimbledon R16 Grass Murray 2-6, 6-3, 6-3, 5-7, 6-3
Aug 2008 US Open R16 Hard Murray 6-1, 6-3, 6-3
Jul 2008 ATP Masters Canada R16 Hard Murray 6-2, 0-6, 6-4
May 2008 ATP Masters Rome R32 Clay Wawrinka 2-6, 6-7(5)
Feb 2008 Marseille, France R16 Hard Murray 3-6, 7-6(5), 6-1
Dec 2007 Doha, Qatar W Hard Murray 6-4, 4-6, 6-2
Mar 2006 ATP Masters Miami R128 Hard Wawrinka 5-7, 6-3, 4-6
Sep 2005 SUI vs. GBR, Davis Cup RR Clay Wawrinka 3-6, 6-7(5), 4-6