AIRCEL CHENNAI OPEN 2014
Wawrinka Records 300th Match Win; Reaches Chennai SFs
by ATP Staff|
Stanislas Wawrinka recorded the 300th match win of his career on Friday, when the top seed and 2011 champion defeated Aljaz Bedene 6-2, 6-1 in 66 minutes for a place in the Aircel Chennai Open semi-finals.
"Someone told me before I came to Chennai that I could achieve the milestone this week," said Wawrinka. "It is special, after a long time on the tour, and I am really happy. I was focused on the match, which was not easy."
WAWRINKA'S MILESTONE MATCH WINS
|1||Hugo Armando (USA)||2003 Amersfoort, 1R|
|100||Mischa Zverev (GER)||2008 Wimbledon, 3R|
|200||Potito Starace (ITA)||2011 Wimbledon, 1R|
Sixth seed Marcel Granollers recorded his third straight win in four FedEx ATP Head2Head meetings against fourth seed Benoit Paire in a 6-2, 3-6, 7-6(5) victory. He saved one match point at 3-5 in the decider.
Fifth seed Vasek Pospisil, who rose almost 100 places to No. 32 in the Emirates ATP Rankings last year, knocked out wild card Yuki Bhambri 6-3, 6-3 for a place in his fourth ATP World Tour semi-final.