Wawrinka, world ranked fourth hardly broke his sweat to prevail 6-3, 6-2 over his less-fancied opponent in the second round duel that lasted for just 52 minutes.
Earlier in the day, Ramkumar Ramanathan's good run at the Chennai Open continued as he combined with compatriot N Sriram Balaji to knock out fourth seeded Kiwi pair of Artem Sitak and Marcus Daniel to storm into the doubles quarterfinals.

The wild card Indian pair came from behind to shock the seasoned New Zealand duo 2-6, 7-6 (5), 10-5 in the opening round. It was the same Kiwi team that had beaten the Indian pair of Rohan Bopanna and Saketh Myneni in last year's Davis Cup Asia/Oceania second round.

Ramkumar had yesterday shocked world number 98 Daniel Gimero-Traver 6-2, 6-0 in his singles first round. Ramkumar, who trains in Spain and Balaji, who trains in Germany came back well after losing the first set, in which they lost serve twice. Ramkumar was broken in the second game while Balaji in eighth.

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