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Thursday, May 08, 2014

MADRID - Australian Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka suffered a shock defeat to Austrian qualifier Dominic Thiem at the Madrid Masters yesterday as his compatriot Roger Federer withdrew to attend the birth of his second set of twins.

A finalist in Madrid last year, world No.3 Wawrinka seemed on course for a routine win after romping through the first set, but Thiem levelled with some excellent tennis in the second before sealing the biggest win of his career 1-6 6-2 6-4 with the only break of serve in the third set.

Wawrinka's second round defeat means Rafael Nadal is the only top four seed left in the draw before he even starts his campaign on Wednesday as Federer joined Novak Djokovic in withdrawing from the tournament.

Murray will face Nicolas Almagro in his first match at the Caja Magica today after the Spaniard needed 11 match points to finally see off Kazakh qualifier Andrey Golubev 6-3 6-7 (9-11) 7-6 (7-4).

Fifth seed David Ferrer also needed three sets to overcome fellow Spaniard Albert Ramos 7-6 (8-6) 5-7 6-3, whilst there were also wins for Milos Raonic and the in-form Kei Nishikori.

Thirteenth seed Fabio Fognini raged at umpire Mohamed Lahyani after he was beaten 7-5 4-6 6-3 by Ukrainian Alexandr Dolgopolov and 14th seed Tommy Haas also suffered a first round exit at the hands of the Netherlands' Igor Sijsling 3-6 6-1 6-4.

There is still plenty of star power on show in the women's Madrid Open as Li Na and Maria Sharapova were victorious.





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