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Wawrinka confident of Tour Finals qualification
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Wawrinka confident of Tour Finals qualification

Oct 2 2013, 8:36am CDT | by IANS

Beijing, Oct 2 (IANS) Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka, who reached the second round at the ongoing China Open, said Wednesday that he is in a good position to qualify for the season ending ATP World Tour Finals.

Beijing, Oct 2 — Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka, who reached the second round at the ongoing China Open, said Wednesday that he is in a good position to qualify for the season ending ATP World Tour Finals...

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Wawrinka confident of Tour Finals qualification

Oct 2 2013, 8:36am CDT | by IANS

Beijing, Oct 2 (IANS) Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka, who reached the second round at the ongoing China Open, said Wednesday that he is in a good position to qualify for the season ending ATP World Tour Finals.

Beijing, Oct 2 — Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka, who reached the second round at the ongoing China Open, said Wednesday that he is in a good position to qualify for the season ending ATP World Tour Finals.

"I'm eighth (in the ATP Race to London). But there's a lot of tennis to play. There's still a lot of points to take. I'm not thinking about that. I need to really focus on my tennis and my game, because the only thing I can really control is my game and how I practise and get ready for the tournament. That's the most important thing for me," said Wawrinka, who came off his first major semi-final at the US Open this season.

"It's a dream for tennis players to finish in the top 8 and to play the ATP World Tour Finals at the end of the year," continued Wawrinka, who is looking to qualifying for the first time. "It's something big, something amazing, and it would be amazing for me," he was quoted as saying by Xinhua.

Wawrinka laid down an early marker in 2013 when he played a memorable fourth-round match with Novak Djokovic at the Australian Open, losing 12-10 in the fifth set. The pair clashed again nine months later in the US Open semi-finals, after Wawrinka had beaten Tomas Berdych and Andy Murray. Wawrinka led by two sets to one, but Djokovic ultimately prevailed in five.

"It was a tough draw for me to get into the US Open semifinals," said Wawrinka. "But I played my best tournament for sure. It was my first Grand Slam semifinal and it showed that my level, when I'm there, I can be really strong. I can play with the top players in the world and I hope I will have some chances to do it again. I know it will be really difficult, but I'm fighting every day for that."

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US Open finalist Marin Cilic says Stan Wawrinka's Australian win opened the door for the next generation of Grand Slam champions. ...
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It certainly isn't the match tennis fans expected, but the 2014 U.S. Open men's final provides a massive stage for two emerging stars. Marin Cilic and Kei Nishikori knocked off Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic, respectively, which is no easy task. While both semifinals had a final feel, the two players will have to take on each other for the U.S. Open title. Nishikori had never made it to a Grand Slam semifinal before the U.S. Open. Cilic will be playing in his first fi ...
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The expected 2014 U.S. Open semifinal berth was slipping away from Roger Federer. Two sets and one hour of lackluster play. The Swiss Maestro battled himself as much as Gael Monfils. He barked at the chair umpire. His composure simmered beneath his determination to get back into the match. He even stared at two match points, but he refused to be buried. Four points later, he escaped a postmatch funeral and turned the mat ...
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US Open 2014: Kei Nishikori hopes he has enough left to face Novak Djokovic

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Japanese had to survive five-setters back to back Injury-prone player says his body is close to 100%Kei Nishikori is tenniss latest marathon man. But whether or not he will have enough left in the tank to give Novak Djokovic a good fight in the semi-finals of the US Open on Saturday is debatable, and the Serb will show him no mercy.The Japanese player, one of the most injury prone on the Tour in recent years, has survived five-setters back to ...
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A simple yet effective photograph from the US Open in New York. The use of depth of field focuses your attention on Kei Nishikori as he wipes the sweat from his forehead whilst preparing to serve to Stan Wawrinka during their men's singles quarter-final. Nishikori wore down the third seed Wawrinka over five sets to become the ...
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