Wawrinka at US Open against Ramos
Stan Wawrinka of Swizterland serves against Albert Ramos-Vinolas of Spain on day two of the 2015 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Swiss fifth seed, Stanislas Wawrinka defeated Spain’s Albert Ramos-Vinoles, 7-5 6-4 7-6 in the opening round of the 2015 US Open. Wawrinka faced fierce competition from unseeded Ramos-Vinoles in the first-round match that lasted two hours and 14 minutes to move on to the second round.

Wawrinka, the reigning French Open Champion, cruised to 2-1 lead, eventually taking the first set on a tiebreak, 7-5. In the second set, Ramos downed Wawrinka 2-0, but quick footwork from the 2014 Australian Open champion put the Spaniard under pressure. Wawrinka fought back to even the score 4-4 and with a powerful serve, the Swiss gained the lead and won the second set 6-4.

The 30-year-old two-time major titlist opened the third set with an easy hold. Ramos constantly chased the score, gaining a slight lead to take the set on another tiebreak, but Wawrinka proved too good for the World No. 58 to claim the victory 7-6.

Wawrinka recently made headlines after he objected to Nick Kyrgios’ obscene accusation about his girlfriend, Croatian player, Donna Vekic. Kyrgios, the Australian player who ranks at 37, has had a reputation of getting into rows with umpires and fellow players and had disappointed Wawrinka with his obscene comment.

Kyrgios was heard saying “Kokkinakis banged your girlfriend” during the Australian’s second-round match against Wawrinka in Montreal, reported BBC. Wawrinka later told the reporters that there was no excuse for Kyrgios’ harsh comment, adding that the Canberra-native “behaves very badly in every match.” Wawrinka instead took to Twitter to vent his anger over the verbal tirade.

As Wawrinka marches into the second round of the 2015 US Open, both Kyrgios and Kokkinakis bid farewell to the last slam of the season. Kyrgios lost to Andy Murray, 7-5 6-3 4-6 6-1 while his fellow compatriot, Kokkinakis, was forced to retire on the ground of injury in his match with Richard Gasquet losing in five sets, 4-6 6-1 4-6 6-3 2-0.

“In general was good match, I'm happy to get through in three sets. I think my level is there. Physically I feel good. I'm ready for the rest.”, Wawrinka told the reporters who will soon be facing Hyeon Chung, the Korean teen who currently ranks at 73.

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