Marc Rosset gives thoughts on Stan Wawrinka's comeback



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Marc Rosset gives thoughts on Stan Wawrinka's comeback

Former Swiss tennis star Marc Rosset thought Stan Wawrinka competed well in Monte Carlo and his performance versus Alexander Bublik was a promising one. Wawrinka, who turned 37 last month, underwent two foot surgeries last year.

Wawrinka made his comeback in late March at the Marbella Challenger, where he was beaten in the first round by Elias Ymer. In Monte Carlo, Wawrinka made a positive start to his match but Bublik recovered to win in three sets 3-6 7-5 6-2.

"Good to see him again! I closely followed his first round in Monte-Carlo against Bublik. It was not bad, but Stan logically ran out of gas and collapsed in the third set. I could say that what he showed is promising, but it also depends on his end goal.

If it is a question of finding a good level, it will go quickly and therefore we can be reassured by his last performance. If it's about winning a Grand Slam, then it's still a long way off. It needs patience," Rosset told rts.ch.

Wawrinka reflects on his performance

Bublik started the match with a break but Wawrinka responded with breaks in the second and sixth games to overturn the deficit and win the first set. Bublik missed out on three set points in the 10th game of the second set but broke Wawrinka when the Swiss was serving to stay in the set in the 12th game.

Wawrinka was left without energy after losing a tight second set as Bublik broke the Swiss three times in the third set to complete a comeback win. “It was a way better match. I think the body’s getting much better," Wawrinka said.

“I’m still far away from where I want to be, but I think I’m [moving in] the right direction. “I think today was a positive match. It was a tough loss, of course, but I’m happy with the way I was playing today."