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First time a charm for Wawrinka

Patience, persistence paid off for Swiss Star at ATP World Tour Finals

Updated: November 4, 2013, 6:23 PM ET
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

A week ago, after a dozen years as a professional, Stanislas Wawrinka finally locked down his first-ever spot in the year-end tournament. On Monday he didn't exactly behave like a star-struck newbie.

After getting shut out in a second-set tiebreaker, the 28-year-old Swiss player came back and defeated Tomas Berdych 6-3, 6-7 (0), 6-3 to win his first career match at the Barclays ATP World Tour finals. Technically, it was an upset because Wawrinka is seeded lower than Berdych (No. 7 versus ...

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