Wawrinka knocked out in Chennai Open quarterfinals
Friday, January 6, 2012
CHENNAI, India (AP) -- Japanese qualifier Go Soeda upset defending champion Stanislas Wawrinka 6-4, 6-4 in the Chennai Open quarterfinals on Friday.
Soeda will play either top-seeded Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia or Belgian wild card David Goffin.
Second-seeded Nicolas Almagro of Spain and fourth-seeded Milos Raonic of Canada will play in a semifinal.
Almagro labored to 4-6, 7-6 (8), 6-4 win over Japanese qualifier Yuichi Sugita, while the big-serving Raonic had 15 aces to defeat Israel's Dudi Sela 7-6 (4), 6-3.