Wawrinka Reaches SF with Significant Win against Djokovic
- 22 January 2014
It was the great moment for Stanislas Wawrinka (VCORE Tour G, SHT-PROEX) that he achieved the biggest victory against the four-time Australian Open champion, Novak Djokovic at the quarterfinals in Melbourne on Tuesday, January 21st.
Following the Australian Open fourth round and the US Open semifinals in the last year, Stan and the Serbian player had a tough five-set match again at the Grand Slam stage. Through the breath-taking seesaw battle, Stan kept playing persistently and stay aggressive to overcome the opponent. He never gave away the big lead and tried putting pressure on Novak, breaking at critical moments and having definitive serving form with 17 aces. After the thrilling fifth set, Stan finally defeated the tough rival with a 2-6, 6-4, 6-2, 3-6, 9-7 score line in four hours.
“The beginning was not that easy, but then I started to play really well. It was important to stay with me. After losing two times against him in Grand Slam in five sets, I’m really happy to take that one. It’s great for me,” he delighted at his big achievement last night, according to the Australian Open official website.
It’s the first time for Stan to reach the semifinals in the Australian Open, and Stan went into the last four consecutively at the Grand Slam tournaments since the last year’s US Open. At the next fight, he will face seventh seeded Tomas Berdych. Please stay tuned for Stan’s further progress in Melbourne!
Australian Open 2014 Tournament Results [Day 9]
Men’s Singles [Quarterfinals]