Seemingly in homage to the recently retired John Isner, compatriot Marcos Giron and veteran Stan Wawrinka served lights-out in their first-round collision at the Astana Open in Kazakhstan.

So much so that neither player saw a single break point come their way.

The mini breaks eventually went Giron's way, in the 6-7 (6), 7-6 (4), 7-6 (6) tightrope walk.


Wawrinka won 49 of his 54 first-serve points—that's 91 percent—and 62 percent of points on his second serve. Giron answered that with 81 and 68 percent conversion percentages, respectively. Stan also fired 15 aces along with six double faults. (Marcos: eight aces, no doubles.)

But costly miscues in the tiebreaks were ultimately enough to send Wawrinka packing in a match with practically no margin for error.

The 30-year-old, ranked No. 82, was only complimentary to his opponent after this match of 6-foot-and-under servebots.

"It's really an honor to play him and to win," he said.