Fiji Time: 5:38 PM on Thursday 1 September

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Wawrinka beats Matosevic

Aap
Sunday, June 15, 2014

LONDON - Marinko Matosevic's eventful week at Queen's Club has ended with a straight-sets defeat by top seed Stanislas Wawrinka in the quarter-finals.

The Australian couldn't continue his giant-killing run at the grass court tournament as the Swiss world No.3 prevailed 7-5 6-3 yesterday.

Despite the defeat, 60th-ranked Matosevic will head to Wimbledon buoyed by an encouraging run to the last eight that featured wins over 2012 champion Marin Cilic and fifth seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

Ankle and hip injuries suffered in Thursday's win over fifth seed Tsonga had placed Matosevic in some doubt for the semi-final.

However he looked to have recovered well fighting back from 0-40 down to hold serve at 4-4.

The Swiss raced to a 3-0 lead in the second set and was always in control from there as he secured victory in one hour and ten minutes.

The 28-year-old was labelled pig-headed by compatriot Samantha Stosur, never follow Andy Murray's lead in hiring a female coach because "I don't think that highly of the women's game."

Wawrinka will face Grigor Dimitrov in the last four.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.64330.6243
JPY 51.422748.4227
GBP 0.37240.3644
EUR 0.43970.4277
NZD 0.68340.6504
AUD 0.65570.6307
USD 0.49270.4757

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 1st September 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Ryan prepares to return to England, courier company helps out
  2. Nakarawa recalls 7s call-up
  3. Natuva resigns
  4. Breaking the silence of rape
  5. PNG shuns Fijian invitation
  6. Winners cry foul
  7. Rugby 7s three named Fiji International Ambassadors
  8. Police conduct house raid, 9 in custody
  9. $530m in remittances
  10. Call to utilise bus services

Top Stories this Week

  1. Mata signs new deal Sunday (28 Aug)
  2. Wong helps Rawaca get a gold medal Friday (26 Aug)
  3. Veremalua gets help from Ryan on overseas contract Saturday (27 Aug)
  4. Ryan's plan to return to Fiji Tuesday (30 Aug)
  5. Gregan joins Kunatani in Navosa Wednesday (31 Aug)
  6. 'No place like Fiji' Tuesday (30 Aug)
  7. Kolinisau surprises fans with Macuata dialect Friday (26 Aug)
  8. Ryan's big day Tuesday (30 Aug)
  9. Violence stops TISI Sangam annual meeting Sunday (28 Aug)
  10. Ryan may return Friday (26 Aug)