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Stan Wawrinka hit 13 aces and lost just four first-service points to oust home favourite Cameron Norrie at The Queen's Club on Monday.

Stan Smoothly Through At The Queen's Club

Wawrinka snaps two-match losing streak at the event

Stan Wawrinka earned a confidence-boosting victory at the Fever-Tree Championships on Monday when he defeated British wild card Cameron Norrie 6-2, 6-3 in just 56 minutes.

The Swiss, who continues to take baby steps in his rehabilitation from two knee surgeries, won four of the first five games in each set, hit 13 aces and lost just four of his first-service points. He avoids a third straight first-round exit at The Queen’s Club.

"Generally [it was] a good match. I felt quite good. It was a bit windy, but I have been happy with the practice," Wawrinka said. "I was really happy [with] the way I was playing on the grass, the way I was playing points, the way I was moving. For me it's a great start and I'm happy to play another match."

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The 2014 semi-finalist, with a 5-7 record on a protracted season, will next face fifth-seeded American Sam Querrey, who beat home favourite Jay Clarke, a British wild card, 6-3, 6-3.

The 2010 titlist won 87 per cent of his first-serve points and broke twice to record his 19th win in 28 matches at The Queen's Club. Querrey, who reached the inaugural New York Open final in February, will look to overcome a 1-5 FedEx ATP Head2Head series deficit against Wawrinka.

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Stan Wawrinka has a 28-26 record on grass courts, according to the FedEx ATP Performance Zone. Since reaching the Diema Xtra Sofia Open semi-finals in February, the 33-year-old has won two of his past seven matches.

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