Stan Wawrinka (VCORE Tour G, SHT-PRO) is a semifinalist in this year’s Australian Open, after a three-hour and a half full-set epic against Novak Djokovic. Stan solidly took two sets over the world No. 1, who had until that point not dropped a set throughout the tournament. After a tight opening set that saw both players excel in their service games, the match see-sawed as the two vied for a spot in the final. Stan demonstrated remarkable resilience throughout the match, scoring a stunning 10 aces and 42 winners, in comparison to five and 27 respectively by his opponent. Additionally, while the Serb was only broken once en route to the semifinal, Stan managed to break him five times throughout the match.
In other news, Pierre-Hugues Herbert (VCORE Tour G, YONEX String) and his partner Nicolas Mahut made it to the men’s doubles finals, winning their first three matches impressively in straight sets. Pierre’s advance to this year’s Australian Open final marks his first time advancing to a Grand Slam final.
The first Grand Slam of the year has come to an end, with Team YONEX displaying fine results with Yonex’s racquets, strings and apparel. Be sure to keep an eye out for YONEX players in this year’s Roland Garros, starting in May.
2015 Australian Open Tournament Results
Mixed Doubles (Final)
 Martina Hingis (EZONE Ai 100, POLYTOUR PRO 125, SHT-PRO) (SUI)/Leander Paes (IND) def.  Kristina Mladenovic (FRA)/Daniel Nostor (CAN) 6-4, 6-3
Men’s Doubles (Final)
Simone Bolelli (ITA)/Fabio Fognini (ITA) def. Pierre-Hugues Herbert (VCORE Tour G, YONEX String)(FRA)/Nicolas Mahut (FRA) 6-4, 6-4
Men’s Singles (Semifinal)
 Novak Djokovic (SRB) def.  Stan Wawrinka (VCORE Tour G, SHT-PRO) SUI) 7-6(1), 3-6, 6-4, 4-6, 6-0