Stan Wawrinka survived three match points before defeating Britain’s Dan Evans 3-6, 7-6 (3), 6-2 on Monday in the first round of the St. Petersburg Open.
Evans served for the match at 6-3, 6-5 and was up 40-0 in the game before Wawrinka won the next five points in a row.
Wawrinka then captured the first four points of the tiebreaker, and went on to level the match.
Evans attempted a comeback, but lost his first two service games in the third set to give Wawrinka the upper hand.
The Swiss served for the match at 6-5, but Evans broke again before Wawrinka finally ended the match.
Cameron Norrie upset eighth-seeded Taylor Fritz 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 and Kazakhstan’s Alexander Bublik and Russian wild-cards Evgeny Donskoy and Aslan Karatsev also won round games.