Wawrinka 7-5 6-4 7-6 Ramos-Vinolas. Phew! It could have gotten a little sticky for Mr Wawrinka, but after standing one point from a fourth set the Swiss tightened everything up and refused to hit unforced errors. After a tight tiebreak, the French Open champ finally put the match away and moved on.
Stanislas Wawrinka - Albert Ramos
US Open men - 1 September 2015
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Wawrinka 7-5 6-4 5-6 Ramos-Vinolas. Keeping in touch and staying around in that third set works out pretty well for Ramos, as it's Wawrinka who blinks first. After a series of unforced errors, the Swiss mis-times a backhand on break point and gives himself much more work to do.
Wawrinka 7-5 6-4 5-5 Ramos-Vinolas. The Spaniard notches up yet another solid service game. He has carried himself exceedingly well in this final set, but as the set wears on, the pressure will only increase.
Wawrinka 7-5 6-4 4-3 Ramos-Vinolas. A bit of a slugfest of a long deuce game, but Wawrinka notches up another solid hold to edge ahead in the third set. The pressure is all on the Spanish journeyman. here.
Wawrinka 7-5 6-4 3-2 Ramos-Vinolas. Such is Wawrinka's confidence right now, the Swiss is throwing in an increasing amount of serve and volleys. He loses one point at the net, but comes in on the very next point to take another game.
Wawrinka 7-5 6-4 2-2 Ramos-Vinolas. Despite throwing in the sitter miss of the day so far with a horror forehand miss, Ramos levels it up again and keeps in touch.
Wawrinka 7-5 6-4 2-1 Ramos-Vinolas. A couple of loose errors from Wawrinka bring up break point, but the Swiss navigates the danger with a typically bombastic backhand winner. Soon after, the hold is his.
Wawrinka 7-5 6-4 1-1 Ramos-Vinolas. No problems for Ramos this time around. The Spaniard keeps in contention with a smooth game of his own. From now on, every service game is so vitally important, and he sure knows it.
Wawrinka 7-5 6-4 1-0 Ramos-Vinolas. It has all changed on Armstrong. Wawrinka is now looking relaxed and calm, and he duly opens up the third set with an easy hold.
Wawrinka 7-5 6-4 Ramos-Vinolas. Poor Ramos thought he was running away with it, but in the blink of an eye his 4-2 lead turned into triple set point for Wawrinka with a screaming forehand down the line. A forehand error from the Spaniard on the second, and the French Open champ is on his way.
Wawrinka 7-5 5-4 Ramos-Vinolas: And just as in the first set, Ramos-Vinolas has lost that early advantage as Wawrinka powers through and prepares to serve it out.
Wawrinka 7-5 4-4 Ramos-Vinolas: Nifty footwork from Wawrinka, putting Ramos under pressure and removing his options.
Wawrinka 7-5 2-3 Ramos-Vinolas: Wawrinka is definitely being made to work here, and it's showing - he's clearly feeling the New York heat.
Wawrinka 7-5 1-3 Ramos-Vinolas: Serve and volley and that's another hold for Ramos.
Wawrinka 7-5 0-2 Ramos-Vinolas: A hold for Ramos and that's a pleasant lead for him at the start of the second.
Wawrinka 7-5 0-1 Ramos-Vinolas: And once again the Spaniard takes the first break of the set. Wawrinka has a pristine record against Ramos so won't be too twitchy yet.
Wawrinka 7-5 Ramos-Vinolas: Wawrinka clenches his fist and his teeth as he finally gets that first set despite the best efforts of his opponent.
Wawrinka 5-5 Ramos-Vinolas: Ramos isn't letting this go easily, though. Wawrinka really should have wrapped up the first set with that game but the crowd are not-so-secretly behind the underdog.
Wawrinka 5-4 Ramos-Vinolas: Wawrinka stretching his legs a little now as he moves in on the set.
Wawrinka 4-3 Ramos-Vinolas: The Spaniard is looking rather doe-eyed and nervous now as Wawrinka powers back.
Wawrinka 2-3 Ramos-Vinolas: First blow to Ramos, who meets Wawrinka's powerful forehand with cunning.
Wawrinka 2-1 Ramos-Vinolas: All with serve so far.
The players are warming up - almost time.
Almost time for Stan Wawrinka to begin his US Open campaign.