Aussie Open champ Stan Wawrinka fights on

Last updated 13:36 02/09/2014
Stan Wawrinka
USA Today Sports
HANGING TOUGH: Aussie Open champion Stan Wawrinka battled hard to overcome Spain's Tommy Robredo at the US Open.

Relevant offers


Davis Cup triumph will fuel Australian Open bid for Andy Murray Andy Murray's brother Jamie won't call him 'Sir' if he gets a knighthood Andy Murray says Davis Cup victory is most emotional win of his career Andy Murray gives Britain the Davis Cup title after 79 years Rule Britannia: 16 hours of global sporting glory for the United Kingdom James Meredith enjoying his streak of form on the tennis court Blockhouse Bay through to 2015 Caro Bowl final after defeating Parnell Venus wins battle of heavy hitters at Canterbury Open Tennis Aucklander Brittany Teei beats local tennis talent to win Canterbury Open Murray brothers give Great Britain 2-1 lead in Davis Cup final

Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka fought off two set points in the pivotal third set on the way to a 7-5 4-6 7-6(7) 6-2 win over Spain's Tommy Robredo on Tuesday to reach the quarter-finals of the US Open.

After splitting the first two sets, the third-seeded Swiss trailed 6-4 in the third-set tiebreaker but battled back to win 9-7 and closed out the victory over the Spanish 16th seed in the fourth set.

''It was a really tough battle today. It's always tough to play against him, he is always fighting,'' said Wawrinka, who showed his competitive fire with a dive into the stands during a point in the tight confines of Louis Armstrong Stadium.

Wawrinka will play either big-serving Canadian Milos Raonic, the fifth seed, or 10th-seeded Kei Nishikori of Japan in the quarter-finals.

Ad Feedback

- Reuters

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content