ATP Tour

Wawrinka holds off rising Japanese star

2017-03-16 06:42
Stan Wawrinka (AFP)

Indian Wells - World number three Stan Wawrinka rallied for 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7/4) victory over Japanese lucky loser Yoshihito Nishioka on Wednesday to reach the ATP Indian Wells Masters quarter-finals.

Switzerland's Wawrinka, a three-time Grand Slam champion, labored for two hours and 13 minutes to get past the 70th-ranked Nishioka, who twice served for the match in the third set before succumbing in the tiebreaker.

Wawrinka next faces either eighth-seeded Austrian Dominic Thiem or 10th seeded Gael Monfils of France.

Results on Wednesday in the BNP Paribas Open ATP Masters/WTA tournament in Indian Wells, California (x denotes seeded player):

Men

Fourth round

Pablo Carreno-Busta (ESP x21) bt Dusan Lajovic (SRB) 6-4, 7-6 (7/5)

Pablo Cuevas (URU x27) bt David Goffin (BEL x11) 6-3, 3-6, 6-3

Stan Wawrinka (SUI x3) bt Yoshihito Nishioka (JPN) 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7/4)

Dominic Thiem (AUT x8) bt Gael Monfils (FRA x10) 6-3, 6-2

Jack Sock (USA x17) bt Malek Jaziri (TUN) 4-6, 7-6 (7/1), 7-5

Kei Nishikori (JPN x4) bt Donald Young (USA) 6-2, 6-4

Roger Federer (SUI x9) bt Rafael Nadal (ESP x5) 6-2, 6-3

Nick Kyrgios (AUS x15) bt Novak Djokovic (SRB x2) 6-4, 7-6 (7/3)

Women

Quarter-finals

Karolina Pliskova (CZE x3) bt Garbine Muguruza (ESP x7) 7-6 (7/2), 7-6 (7/5)

Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS x8) bt Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS x19) 6-3, 6-2

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