Stan Wawrinka overcomes Kevin Anderson to sail through to Toronto semi-finals

Wawrinka overcomes Anderson to sail through to Toronto semi-finals

29/07/2016 at 20:41Updated 29/07/2016 at 22:17

World no. 5 Stan Wawrinka saw off Kevin Anderson 6-1 6-3 on Friday in just 74 minutes to book his place in the Toronto semi-final.

It was light work for the second seed, who opened the first set with four straight games before Anderson made it onto the scoreboard.

In the second set, Wawrinka converted his second break point to take a 5-3 advantage over his opponent, who underwent minor ankle surgery earlier in the year.

Speaking after the match, Wawrinka, who will now play for a place in his fourth ATP World Tour Masters 1000 final, said he was pleased with his performance.

He said: "I started really well from the first game. It showed me that I was ready, aggressive, moving really well. It's one of the best matches of the year I played, I think.

"I was calm. Serving really good. Mixing a lot. Especially in moving well, in general. I think I was reading the game well, good in defence and found a way how to come back and attack."

Wawrinka will meet either Kei Nishikori or Grigor Dimitrov on Saturday to battle it out for a place in the final.