Wimbledon

Wawrinka into 4th round

2014-06-30 14:43
Stan Wawrinka (AFP)

London - Fifth seed Stanislas Wawrinka needed only 87 minutes to breeze through his delayed third round match against Uzbekistan's Denis Istomin on Monday, but faces a punishing upcoming schedule.

The Swiss fifth seed won 6-3 6-3 6-4, conserving energy for a possible three matches in three days or five in seven should he reach his first Wimbledon final.

The match was originally scheduled for Saturday but sustained rain meant organisers cancelled it.

Wawrinka dominated the rallies with his superior groundstrokes, particularly his elegant one-handed backhand which looked in fine fettle.

The Australian Open Champion blazed away with 33 winners and converted four of the five break points as he reached the fourth round for the first time since 2009.

He will play either American John Isner or Feliciano Lopez of Spain for a place in the quarter-finals.

Wimbledon results on Monday, the seventh day of the 2014 championships at the All England Club (x denotes seeded player):

Men

Third round
Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI x5) bt Denis Istomin (UZB) 6-3, 6-3, 6-4
Kei Nishikori (JPN x10) bt Simone Bolelli (ITA) 3-6, 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (7/4), 6-4

Women

Fourth round
Lucie Safarova (CZE x23) bt Tereza Smitkov (CZE) 6-0, 6-2
Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (CZE) bt Caroline Wozniacki (DEN x16) 6-2, 7-5

Third round
Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ) bt Madison Keys (USA) 7-6 (9/7), 6-6 - retired

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