World No.34 Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland will play World No.41 Pierre-Hugues Herbert of France in the first round of the Mutua Madrid Open on Tuesday, May 7. The match will take place at 12pm local time (11:00 BST). You can find the Stan Wawrinka v Pierre-Hugues Herbert live streaming options, preview and predictions here.
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Stan Wawrinka v Pierre-Hugues Herbert Head to Head
Wawrinka and Herbert have never played each other before.
Can Wawrinka Return To Winning Ways?
Stan Wawrinka suffered a chastening defeat to Marco Cecchinato in his last clay outing at the Monte Carlo Masters. Wawrinka led 6-0 5-3, and that was when the hairpin turn began. He was broken while serving for the match, and he was emotionally invested in contemplation after that. The Swiss lost the plot and Cecchinato completed a remarkable three set win.
Despite producing flashes of his old brilliance during his run to the final in Rotterdam (his best result this year), the 34-year-old is still a long way from being able to consistently produce the form that made him win three Grand Slam titles.
It is now six years since Wawrinka reached the finals at the Mutua Madrid Open and his first and thus far only Masters 1000 title came on the clay courts in Monte Carlo. In spite of the struggles, the Swiss star has the chance to get a confidence-boosting win against a flashy Frenchman.
Herbert Carries Huge Momentum Ahead Of Wawrinka Test
Pierre-Hugues Herbert has never played Stan Wawrinka before. But if ever there was a time to pick and play the 3-time Major winner, then it has to be now.
Wawrinka is short on confidence and has won just a single match on clay. Herbert on the other hand is 14-9 this season with most of his victories coming on the dirt.
The Frenchman reached the finals in Montpellier where he lost to countryman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, but he had scored memorable wins against the likes of Denis Shapovalov and Tomas Berdych en route.
Herbert was in rich vein of form a fortnight ago as he produced a similar run, this time reaching the semifinals in Budapest without losing a set before falling to Filip Krajinovic.
Wawrinka v Herbert Predictions & Tips
Herbert will certainly look to dominate on his serves and come forward as much as he can. The Frenchman understands his strengths and tries to maximize them, but I am not sure these conditions suit his playing style. Wawrinka crisp striking from the back of the court will be too much for the Frenchman.
Tip: Wawrinka to win (888Sport)