Great achievement recorded Switzerland's Stanislas Wawrinka. First time in his career, he broke through semifnal grand slam. Early morning yesterday (6/9) Wawrinka beat defending champion Andy Murray to advance to the fourth round of the U.S. Open.
Wawrinka who "just" being the ninth seed won 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 at Arthur Ashe Stadium, New York City. In the semifinals, he will face top seed Novak Djokovic.
The win at least a proof that tennis is not just Roger Federer.
During the Swiss tennis is identical to the collector 17 grand slam titles.
In this year's U.S. Open Federer bad that was eliminated in the fourth round. Performed poorly when Federer, Wawrinka able menorehan new history of his career.
"Over the years many people say to me, you're really lucky not born in the same generation with Federer. I said, no. I always see things in a positive lens," said the birth Luasanne it.
Wawrika save face Switzerland. The fans who previously showed off support with posters initials RF (Roger-Federer) has now started to change their nickname Iron Stan-to Wawrinka.
Against Murray, Wawrinka showed high determination. He continued to press Murray. Several times Wimbledon champion was cornered and forced to return the ball with a weak backhand. Wawrinka was free to gain points.
"He played very well. Blows a lot of the lines. Absolutely incredible shots. He played too good," said Murray.
In another part, Djokovic swing smoothly towards the semifinals. He beat 21st seed Mikhail Youzhny 6-3, 6-2, 6-0.
Had lost the third set, the defending champions returned to winning ways by taking control of the final set.
So, thank you.