Wawrinka feared knee issue was career-ending.
Wawrinka, a three-time Grand Slam winner who was runner-up in Roland Garros last year, has been hampered by knee problems that forced him to miss three months of the season.
There have been 4 successive breaks within the first set between Evans and Wawrinka prior to the Briton took command of the tie-break and raced 6-1 forward.
A version of this article appears in print on, on Page SP 8 of the New York edition with the headline: Wawrinka Climbs Rankings in a Laid-Back Country Way.
In an event of a void leg – This will not count as a leg of the accumulator.
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Set 1 Total Fucsovics Games Set 2 Score Set 2 Tie Break.
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Indian Wells: Dan Evans loses to Stan Wawrinka at BNP Paribas Open.
Switzerland’s Stan Wawrinka in action during the match against Canada’s Milos Raonic.