Wawrinka powers into Australian Open semis

Melbourne, Jan 28: Defending champion Stanislas Wawrinka powered past World No.5 Kei Nishikori with a 6-3, 6-4, 7-6(6) victory to reach the Australian Open tennis semifinals here Wednesday.

Wawrinka would face the winner of the clash between No.1 Novak Djokovic and No.8 Milos Raonic in the semi-final.

Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland stretches out for a return to Kei Nishikori of Japan during their quarterfinal match at the Australian Open in Melbourne

Last year at this stage, the Swiss defeated No.7 Tomas Berdych and No.3 Rafael Nadal to win his first Grand Slam championship.

Wawrinka is now on a 19-match winning streak in the month of January, having won the Chennai Open earlier this month.


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