Stan Wawrinka, of Switzerland, returns the ball to Mikhail Youzhny, of Russia, at the Rogers Cup tennis tournament Tuesday, July 26, 2016, in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
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Stanislas Wawrinka had to pass a stern test lasting two hours before emerging with a 7-6 (3), 7-6 (8) victory over Mikhail Youzhny for a third-round berth at the Toronto Masters.The second-seeded two-time Grand Slam champion was joined in the third round Tuesday by fifth-seeded Czech Tomas Berdych, who dispatched Croatian Borna Coric 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 in the only other second-round match of the day.Wawrinka and savvy 34-year-old Youzhny last played in 2010, with the Russian winning their last two meetings from a set down at Miami and the U.S. Open.A shaven-headed Fabio Fognini dismissed 15th seed Steve Johnson 6-4, 6-4 while Canadian Vasek Pospisil earned a home win as 2015 French semifinalist Jeremy Chardy was forced to retire trailing 7-6 (3).
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