Stan Wawrinka met stiff resistance from American youngster Taylor Fritz before he finally asserted his dominance in a 7-6(four) 6-1 6-7(2) 6-four first-spherical victory at Wimbledon on Tuesday.
The Swiss fourth seed changed into some distance from his great, along with his groundstrokes uncharacteristically erratic, but his fearsome one-surpassed backhand and enjoy had been sufficient to see off the 18-yr-vintage making his event debut.
Fritz, the youngest guy within the draw, confirmed few nerves in the first set as he matched the two times grand slam champion shot-for-shot in a punishing baseline conflict on primary court docket.
however his self assurance seemed to evaporate after he lost the tiebreak. He received just one game inside the 2d set as Wawrinka determined his range and bossed the exchanges.
Wawrinka struggled for awareness in a scrappy 1/3 set in which he made a string of unforced mistakes and he lost the tiebreak. Visibly irritated with himself, the 31-year-vintage stepped up his recreation to close out the match in the fourth.