Result: Stanislas Wawrinka advances in New York

The sun sets as spectators inside Arthur Ashe Stadium watch the men's singles final match between Andy Murray of Great Britain and Novak Djokovic of Serbia on Day Fifteen of the 2012 US Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 10,
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Stanislas Wawrinka seals his passage into the second round of the US Open by defeating Radek Stepanek in straight sets.

Stanislas Wawrinka has progressed to the second round of the US Open courtesy of a 7-6[2] 6-3 6-2 victory over Radek Stepanek at Flushing Meadows.

The Swiss number two was challenged in a mammoth first set, which lasted just shy of 70 minutes, but managed to prevail 7-2 in the tie-breaker.

That seemed to knock the 34-year-old Czech, and he was never the same threat in the next two sets.

After securing a two-set lead with just under three hours on the clock, it only took another 35 minutes for Wawrinka to wrap up the win.

He will play either James Blake or Ivo Karlovic in the next round.

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