Simone beat Fischer 7-5 6-4 6-4
He had break leads in the first and last sets, lost them, but broke late in both sets. That's the mental strength that Simone shows he still has, but it's not consistent. He needs to believe in himself more. Hopefully this recent run of more wins helps with that.
Wawrinka won in straights over Starace and is his R2 opponent. A good opportunity for a great win, hopefully he can take full advantage.