Wawrinka cruises to Paris semis

Third seed and defending champion Stan Wawrinka defeated Spain’s Albert Ramos Vinolas to reach the Roland Garros semi-finals in Paris on Wednesday.

Wawrinka took just under two hours to get past Vinolas 6-2, 6-1, 7-6(7).

During the match, Wawrinka moved his opponent all over the court with controlled groundstroke’s and was seldom troubled during the first two sets.

The Swiss started off well breaking his opponent’s serve in the second game then holding his serves until the eighth game when he broke again to claim the opening set 6-2.

Things did not get any easier for the Spaniard in the second set when he had his serve broken again in the second game and then lost it again in the sixth game only for Wawrinka to hold serve and claim the set 6-1 in 27 minutes.

In the third set things looked like they were going the same was as in the previous two sets when Wawrinka broke Vinolas’ serve in the third game to lead 2-1.

Things went with serve until the eighth game when Wawrinka dropped his serve for the first time in the match for the scores to be tied at 4-4. Both players continued to hold serve until the match went to a tiebreak.

In a tight tiebreak, Vinolas saved two match points but on the third, while serving, his forehand went out on match point to hand Wawrinka the tiebreak 9-7 and the match.

He will next face second seed Any Murray in the semi-finals.

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