Two-time defending champion Wawrinka in Chennai semifinals

BY foxsports • January 8, 2016

CHENNAI, India (AP) Stan Wawrinka advanced to the semifinals of the Chennai Open with a 6-4, 6-4 win over fifth-seeded Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain Friday.

The top-seeded Swiss, a two-time defending champion, fired 14 aces to set up a clash with third-seeded Frenchman Benoit Paire.

Paire also served 14 aces as he defeated Thomas Fabbiano of Italy 6-4, 7-5.

Last year's finalist Aljaz Bedene of Britain and Borna Coric of Croatia will play in the other semifinal.

Bedene saved all three break points in a 6-7 (5), 6-4, 6-3 win over India's Ramkumar Ramanathan.

Eighth-seeded Coric defeated fourth-seeded Roberto Bautista Agut 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (1) in the longest quarterfinal that stretched to two hours, 31 minutes.


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