Stan the Man into US Open Quarterfinal

Stan proves once again that he is in fact the man.

Stan Wawrinka (VCORE Tour GSHT-PRO) is into the US Open quarterfinals after a heated three hour, four-set encounter against Tommy Robredo. Stan vigorously took the first set, saving the set point as his opponent was about to serve out. Leveled at a set each, the two took the third set into an intense tiebreaker. In a pivotal moment for Stan, he knocked away two set points to fiercely capture the set. Stan dominated the final set, with Tommy unable to get ahead. Stan hit an incredible 75 winners against his opponent’s 19, with 18 aces over the Spaniard’s five. Stan even dove into the crowd at one point to get a shot. While the Swiss star was silent for a few seconds, people cheered when he gave thumbs up, and made his way back to the court. The final score was 7-5, 4-6, 7-6(7), 6-2.

Stan can bolt around the court swiftly with his SHT-PRO shoes. Equipped with YONEX’s POWER CUSHION, YONEX’s tennis shoes offer a firm but soft feeling in the feet, allowing for comfortable movement. A while back, we had Stan take look at our POWER CUSHION test, where we dropped an egg on the cushion from seven meters above, with the egg bouncing four meters off. Check out a video of the test here.

There is still time to enter the YONEX Tennis Gear Giveaway for a chance to win Stan the Man's gear. Every Tuesday until September 16, there will be a drawing for a pair of YONEX POWER CUSHION PRO shoes and two t-shirts. And on Tuesday September 16 a lucky entrant will also be selected for the monthly drawing to win a YONEX VCORE TOUR G tennis racquet signed by Stan.

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YONEX’s female players are also making great progress in this Grand Slam, with a number of them making it into the women’s doubles quarterfinal. Kimiko Date-Krumm (S-FIT, POLYTOUR SPIN) is continuing to prove to be a strong doubles player, and has made it to her first US Open quarterfinal in 20 years. In round two, Kimiko and her partner, Barbora Zahlavova Strycova, defeated the number 14 seeds Hao-Ching Chan/Yung-Jan Chan in straight sets, scoring 28 winners—10 more than the opposing pair. The match ended at 6-3, 6-2. Her round-three match saw her against the number two seeds, Su-Wei Hsieh (RDS002 Tour, POLYTOUR PRO 130,TOUR SUPER SOLID-X 125) and Shuai Peng, with Kimiko and her partner running away with another straight-set victory, 7-6(4),6-4.

Martina Hingis (EZONE Ai 100POLYTOUR PRO 125SHT-PRO) is also into the quarterfinal with Flavia Pennetta, defeating number 15 seeds Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova/Lucie Safarova, and Jarmila Gajdosova/Ajla Tomljanovic en route. Zheng Jie (EZONE Ai 98POLYTOUR SPIN)/Andrea Hlavackova (RQiS 2 Tour, POLYTOUR PRO 125) competed against Coco Vandeweghe (EZONE Ai 98)/Alison Riske in a match-up against a fellow YONEX player. Zheng claimed a win with her partner, going on to beat Gabriela Dabrowski/Alicja Rosolska for a ticket into the quarterfinal.

Tournament Results [2014 US Open Day 8]

Men’s Singles [Round 4]

[3]Stan Wawrinka (VCORE Tour GSHT-PRO)(SUI) def. Tommy Robredo (ESP) 7-5, 4-6, 7-6(7), 6-2

Women’s Doubles [Round 3]

Martina Hingis (EZONE Ai 100POLYTOUR PRO 125SHT-PRO)(SUI)/Flavia Pennetta (ITA) def. Jarmila Gajdosova (AUS)/Ajla Tomljanovic (AUS) 6-1 6-4

Kimiko Date-Krumm (S-FIT, POLYTOUR SPIN)(JPN)/Barbora Zahlavova Strycova def. [2]Su-Wei Hsieh (RDS002 Tour, POLYTOUR PRO 130, TOUR SUPER SOLID-X 125)(TPE)/Shuai Peng (CHN) 7-6(4) 6-4

Zheng Jie (EZONE Ai 98POLYTOUR SPIN)(CHN)/Andrea Hlavackova (RQiS 2 Tour, POLYTOUR PRO 125)(CZE) def. Gabriela Dabrowski (CAN)/Alicja Rosolska (POL) 6-4 6-3