Rogers Cup: Wawrinka, Berdych progress in Toronto

Stan Wawrinka, the second seed, had lost three of his five previous meetings with Russian Mikhail Youzhny, but fought his way to a 7-6 (7-3), 7-6 (10-8) win in Toronto on Tuesday.

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Swiss star Stan Wawrinka in action.

Stan Wawrinka and Tomas Berdych were made to sweat before booking their spots in the Rogers Cup third round.

Wawrinka, the second seed, had lost three of his five previous meetings with Russian Mikhail Youzhny, but fought his way to a 7-6 (7-3), 7-6 (10-8) win in Toronto on Tuesday.

Fifth-seeded Czech Berdych was pushed to three sets before edging past Croatian Borna Coric at the ATP 1000 event. Berdych got past Coric with a 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 victory to make it three wins in as many matches against the teenager.

The in-form Gael Monfils continued his good run, while two seeds exited. Fresh from winning the Citi Open, Monfils kept his good form going with a 6-3, 6-3 win over Joao Sousa.

Benoit Paire and Steve Johnson suffered straightforward losses when they went down to Czech qualifier and veteran Radek Stepanek 6-1, 6-3, and Fabio Fognini 6-4, 6-4 respectively.

Lucas Pouille, edged to a victory of his own, beating qualifier Emilio Gomez 6-7 (8-10), 6-4, 7-5 while 37-year-old Ivo Karlovic sent down 29 aces in a 6-7 (9-11), 7-6 (7-5), 6-2 win over teenager Taylor Fritz.