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Stan Wawrinka ends 3-match losing streak, reaches 3rd round at Paris Masters

  • Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland, returns the ball to Dominic Thiem of Austria, during their second round match at the ATP World Tour Masters tennis tournament at Bercy stadium in Paris, France, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

    Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland, returns the ball to Dominic Thiem of Austria, during their second round match at the ATP World Tour Masters tennis tournament at Bercy stadium in Paris, France, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)  (The Associated Press)

  • Milos Raonic of Canada, serves the ball to Jack Sock of the United States during their first round match at the ATP World Tour Masters tennis tournament at Bercy stadium in Paris, France, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

    Milos Raonic of Canada, serves the ball to Jack Sock of the United States during their first round match at the ATP World Tour Masters tennis tournament at Bercy stadium in Paris, France, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)  (The Associated Press)

  • Andy Murray of Britain, acknowledges spectators applause after he beat Julien Benneteau of France in their second round match at the ATP World Tour Masters tennis tournament at Bercy stadium in Paris, France, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. Murray won 6-3, 6-4. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

    Andy Murray of Britain, acknowledges spectators applause after he beat Julien Benneteau of France in their second round match at the ATP World Tour Masters tennis tournament at Bercy stadium in Paris, France, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. Murray won 6-3, 6-4. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)  (The Associated Press)

Stan Wawrinka won his first match in more than a month Wednesday and advanced to the third round of the Paris Masters.

The third-seeded Wawrinka ended a three-match losing streak with a 6-4, 7-6 (6) win over 37th-ranked Dominic Thiem, the youngest player in the top 50.

After consecutive losses in Tokyo, Shanghai and Basel, the Australian Open champion put on an erratic display but prevailed on important points.

Wawrinka closed out the match on his second occasion after Thiem failed to convert a set point at 6-5 in the tiebreaker.

Also, seventh-seeded Milos Raonic had 19 aces in a 6-3, 5-7, 7-6 (4) win over Jack Sock, keeping his hopes of qualifying for the ATP finals alive.