Stan Wawrinka vs Laslo Dere Preview, Predictions

Stan Wawrinka is set to face Serbia’s Laslo Dere in the Round of 32 of the Italian Open ATP 1000 tournament

Swiss tennis legend, Stan Wawrinka has begun the Italian Open 2023 in supreme fashion. The three-time Grand Slam champion does not feature regularly on the ATP tour these days but as they say – class is permanent. Wawrinka defeated 16th seed Reilly Opelka in his first-round match in a thrilling three-setter 3-6, 7-5, 6-2. The 37-year old came back from a set down to script a memorable win against his much younger seeded opponents.

Stan Wawrinka playing a forehand shot during one of his encounters last year.
Stan Wawrinka playing a forehand shot during one of his encounters last year. (Getty Images)

Laslo Dere has been really impressive so far in Rome. The Serbian had to win two rounds of qualifiers to earn himself a spot in the main draw of the Masters 1000 event. Dere won both his qualifying round matches comfortably in straight sets. In his first round match of the main draw, Dere faced Croatia’s Borna Coric. The 26-year-old Serbian displayed good composure and calmness and pulled off a well deserved 6-2, 6-7, 6-2 victory to set up a clash against Stan Wawrinka.


Date Wednesday, 11th May
Surface Clay
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Start time To be Announced
Venue Foro Italico
Match details Round of 32 match

Head to head and Predictions

Wawrinka and Dere haven’t faced each other on the ATP tour before. On one hand, we have the highly decorated veteran, Wawrinka while on the other we have an emerging star in World No. 57, Laslo Dere. Wawrinka has the advantage of experience in abundance but hasn’t been in action regularly on the circuit. Dere is a regular on the ATP tour and on paper, the higher-ranked player compared to Wawrinka’s ranking of 232.

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It is certainly a tough match to call and whoever plays better on the day will emerge as the winner. We are predicting a win in three sets for Laslo Dere.

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