Stakhovsky upsets Wawrinka at Marseille Open

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Ukrainian player Sergiy Stakhovsky returns the ball to Swiss player Stan Wawrinka during their Open 13 quarterfinals tennis match in Marseille, southern France. AFP PHOTO

Ukrainian player Sergiy Stakhovsky returns the ball to Swiss player Stan Wawrinka during their Open 13 quarterfinals tennis match in Marseille, southern France. AFP PHOTO

MARSEILLE: World number seven Stan Wawrinka was sensationally knocked out of the Marseille Open on Friday (Saturday in Manila) as he went down in the quarterfinals against world number 59 Sergiy Stakhovsky in three sets.

Ukraine’s Stakhovsky carved out a 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 victory over the Swiss former Australian Open winner, and now meets Frenchman Gilles Simon.

World number 17 Simon shrugged off a slow start to subdue compatriot Jeremy Chardy 7-5, 7-6 (8/6) and set up a last-four match-up against Stakhovsky.

In the second semi-final, seventh seed and home favourite Gael Monfils will play Spaniard Roberto Bautista, the fourth seed, for a place in Sunday’s championship match.


AFP

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