Stanislas Wawrinka has defeated Milos Raonic of Canada in the quarter final of the Western and Southern Open at Cincinnati. However, the victory didn’t come easily for Wawrinka. He had to work hard for 2 hour and 21 minutes for this win. The Swiss player won the match by 2-6, 7-6(5), 6-4. With this victory, Wawrinka has secured a place in the final 4 where he will play against his countryman and world no. 1 Roger Federer.

Raonic dominated Wawrinka in the first set. He broke the service of the Swiss star in the third game of the first set and then, held his service in the next game to make the score 3-1. Raonic got the second breakthrough in the seventh game and then, sealed the set by serving out the next game. In the second set, neither of the two players was able to get a breakthrough in the first 12 games and the scores were tied at 6-6. The set went into the tie breaker. Both the players fought hard in the tie breaker, but, Wawrinka played a bit better than the Canadian and won the second set by 7-6(5). Wawrinka was off to a fantastic start in the final set. He broke Raonic’s service in the third game and then, served out the next game to make the score 3-1. Wawrinka didn’t let Raonic come back in the game after that and kept himself ahead till the end to win the third set by 6-4.

After the match, Wawrinka said that the last few months have been quite tough for him. His performance was not up to the mark in the Wimbledon and the Olympics. But, he is slowly getting back into form. Hopefully, he would continue playing well in the further matches as well.