Result: Stanislas Wawrinka books spot in Japan Open second round

Result: Wawrinka knocks out Moriya in Japan opener
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Stanislas Wawrinka is through to the second round of the Japan Open in Tokyo after defeating Hiroki Moriya in three sets.

Stanislas Wawrinka has kept his Japan Open hopes alive by overcoming Hiroki Moriya 7-5 4-6 6-4 in a tough contest in Tokyo.

The Swiss pro started off stronger in the opening set by breaking his opponent and holding his serve well. Moriya tried to force a tie break but Wawrinka was able to avoid the tense decider and take the first set.

Moriya launched an impressive comeback in the second by grabbing a break and preventing Wawrinka from maintaining his dominance.

After snatching the second set and forcing through a decider, Moriya was unable to keep up the pressure, allowing his Swiss opponent to take hold of the game and finish off the match.

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