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Stanislas Wawrinka secures straight set victory over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in quarters to seal semifinal berth at Australian Open

Swiss Tennis Ace Stan Wawrinka Defeated Frenchmen Jo-Wilfried Tsonga In The Quarter-finals Of The 2017 Australian Open To Secure A Berth In The Semifinals.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Gautam Lalotra | Updated on: 24 Jan 2017, 01:05:01 PM
Stanislas Wawrinka - File Photo

New Delhi:

Fourth seed Stan Wawrinka defeated Frenchmen Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the quarter-finals of the 2017 Australian Open to secure a berth in the semifinals on Tuesday.

The Swiss tennis ace registered an impressive straight set 7-6,6-4,6-3 win over his French opponent. Wawrinka now awaits the winner of the quarterfinal match between Roger Federer and M Zverev. 

It is the third occasion Wawrinka, seeded fourth, has made at least the semi-finals at Melbourne Park.

Speaking about his fellow Swiss tennis mate's run in the Australian Open, Wawrinka said, "[Federer is] playing so well," Wawrinka said. "We are all so happy to see him back on the court. Yes, I will watch the match, of course. I'll take a nice dinner in front of the match."

It was Wawrinka's fourth consecutive win over the Frenchman. "I started to move a little bit better, more aggressive from the first shot," Wawrinka said. "I think that made a big difference. "I'm playing really well. Playing in the semifinal here is always special. I won my first Grand Slam here."

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First Published : 24 Jan 2017, 12:53:00 PM