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Wawrinka beats Matosevic

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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.





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