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By Chris Oddo | Saturday May 27, 2017

The Stanimal is ready for Roland Garros.

Stan Wawrinka successfully completed his title defense at Geneva, defeating Mischa Zverev in the final, 4-6, 6-3, 6-3. The victory marks Wawrinka’s 16th career title. The Swiss has won 12 of his last 14 title matches dating back to the beginning of 2014, and he snapped a two-match losing streak in finals on Saturday.

"The level was great today, I think it was a great final," said Wawrinka. "Mischa was playing very well and maybe I was hesitating a bit in the beginning. I’m happy that I came back strongly in the second set and managed to turn the match around.”

Wawrinka battled from 0-40 down in the first game of the second set then broke immediately in the second game. He did not face another break point until set three.

In the final set he broke Zverev three times to secure victory in uncomplicated fashion.


Zverev made his first appearance in an ATP final since 2010. He and brother Sascha become the first brother tandem to reach an ATP final in the same season since Olivier and Christophe Rochus in 2006.

"I’m extremely happy to win my second title in Switzerland,” Wawrinka said. “It means a lot to me. This is the first time that my daughter is in the stadium when I win the title and that makes it even more special."

 

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