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Friday 9 December 2016

Stan' the man

TENNIS

STANISLAS WAWRINKA trumped fellow Swiss Roger Federer at a grand slam for the first time with a 6-4 6-3 7-6(4) victory in the French Open quarter-finals.

Forever in the shadow of his compatriot, Wawrinka finally got the better of Federer at a major on his fifth attempt to set up a semi-final date.

Second seed Federer's normally smooth rhythm lost all of its usual precision as gusting winds tore through Court Suzanne Lenglen.

He was broken in the third game of the first set, in the seventh game of the second set and when a couple of close calls went against him in the third set tiebreak, the 2009 champion's hopes of adding to his haul of 17 grand slam trophies were over.

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