ATP Tour

Wawrinka toys with Coric

2015-01-07 19:08
(File, AFP)

Chennai - Top seed Stanislas Wawrinka opened his campaign in the new season with a 6-1, 6-4 demolition of teenager Borna Coric of Croatia to cruise into the ATP Chennai Open quarter-finals on Wednesday.

The Swiss world number four gave the 18-year-old Coric a tennis lesson as he began the defence of his title in the $450 000 event.

Wawrinka, who was among the top four seeds given a bye into the second round, showed no signs of rustiness against the 95th-ranked Croatian, the youngest player in the top 100.

"I'm really happy to start this way," said Wawrinka, who will defend his Australian Open title later in the month.

"I played a solid, aggressive match. I made him run around and my backhand worked well. This is a good sign and very satisfying.

Wawrinka will next play eighth seed Gilles Muller of Luxembourg for a place in the semi-finals.

Fourth seed David Goffin of Belgium overcame a mid-match loss of form to struggle past Richardas Berankis of Lithuania in three sets 6-0, 4-6, 7-6 (7/1).

Goffin's quarter-final opponent will be Austrian Andreas Haider-Maurer, who came from behind to oust Jiri Vesely of the Czech Republic 6-7 (3/7), 6-4, 6-4.

AFP reported results from the Qatar Open:

Novak Djokovic (SRB x1) bt Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR) 6-2, 6-1

Ivo Karlovic (CRO x7) bt Nikoloz Basilashvili (GEO) 7-6 (7/3), 6-3

David Ferrer (ESP x4) bt Fernando Verdasco (ESP) 6-3, 6-2

Dustin Brown (GER) bt Jan-Lennard Struff (GER) 7-6 (11/9), 6-4

Tomas Berdych (CZE x3) bt Blaz Kavcic (SLO) 6-1, 6-2

Andreas Seppi (ITA) bt Joao Souza (BRA) 7-5, 6-2

Ivan Dodig (CRO) bt Michael Berrer (GER) 7-6 (7/1), 6-2.

Read more on:    stan wawrinka  |  india  |  tennis

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Sport Talk


Which is your favourite Grand Slam of the year?

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.