Andy Murray and Stanislas Wawrinka progress, Dimitrov ousted in Rotterdam



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Andy Murray and Stanislas Wawrinka progress, Dimitrov ousted in Rotterdam

Tennis: Top seed Andy Murray and fourth seed Stanislas Wawrinka are through to the second round but fifth seed Grigor Dimitrov was stunned in the second round of the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam. All the top players are playing their first tournament since the Australian Open.

Murray had got his top 4 place back after reaching the final of the Australian Open so he is top seed at the event. The Briton showed his class and played like a top seed, as he was never in trouble against the qualifier Nicolas Mahut and won in straight sets 6-3, 6-2.

The second serve was a bit of problem for Murray as he served 5 double faults in the match, something which he will have to improve in matches to come. Last year's Australian Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka was in bit of a trouble as he dropped a set against the Dutch wildcard Jesse Huta Galung, but went through in 3 sets 6-3, 3-6, 6-3. The major upset happened when the fifth seed Grigor Dimitrov was knocked out in straight sets by Gilles Muller. The Luxembourg native broke Dimitrov twice in the first set as he won it 6-2.

The second set was close as Dimitrov did not face any break point but failed to convert any of the 4 break points he had. The set was forced into the tie-break, which Muller won 10-8 to stun the Bulgarian. Other results: Gael Monfils def Roberto Bautista-Agut 7-5 7-6 Guillermo Garcia-Lopez def Denis Istomin 7-6 6-4 Andreas Seppi def Robin Haase 6-7 6-3 6-3 Sergiy Stakhovsky def Dominic Thiem 6-1 6-3 Also Read: Milos Raonic and Tomas Berdych cruise into the second round of Rotterdam