Chennai, India (SportsNetwork.com) - Top seed Stan Wawrinka highlighted
Wednesday's second-round winners at the Chennai Open, a season-opening
hardcourt Australian Open tune-up.
The Swiss slugger leveled German Benjamin Becker 6-3, 6-1 in 54 minutes at
SDAT Tennis Stadium. Wawrinka titled here in 2011 and was the Chennai runner-
up in 2010.
Up next for the world No. 8 star will be Slovenian Aljaz Bedene in the
Israeli veteran Dudi Sela was leading Mikhail Youzhny 3-1 in the first set on
Day 3 when the second seed from Russia retired from the bout, citing an upset
stomach. Youzhny titled here in 2008.
Also on the first day of 2014, seventh-seeded Frenchman Edouard Roger-Vasselin
handled Czech Jiri Vesely 6-4, 6-4 and Bedene topped Russian qualifier
Alexander Kudryavtsev 1-6, 3-0, retired. Roger-Vasselin will face Sela in the
quarterfinals on Friday.
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