He's on the test Wawrinka

Stan Wawrinka scored 11 aces, erased 11 break points and set back from behind to beat Kyle Edmund and qualify for the semi-finals of the Brisbane International. In contrast, only two games lost by Kei Nishikori, who got a ticket for the "4" in 62 minutes.

The Wawrinka had to work very hard to get to qualify for the semi-finals of the Brisbane International. After 2 hours and 36 minutes, the 31-year Swiss bent the strong resistance of the talented Brit, Kyle Edmund, with 6-7 (2) 6-4 6-4 .

In the first set the Edmund was better and just reached the conquest, even if it took the tie-break. In regular time set, the Briton only once allowed the Swiss to reach break point and paid, while he had seven missed opportunities! Eventually won the tie-break to 7-2 and went to the driver's seat.

The Stan was jacked up to the next set, which is not threatened with break point and "broke" by Edmund in the 5th game, to precede 3-2. He maintained his lead until the end of the set and opened a break in the third set, to change the situation of the struggle.

The Wawrinka struggling for the first time in his career in Brisbane and will claim a place on the final Sunday, tomorrow the match against Kei Nishikori.

The Japanese did a faultless race today and crashed the Jordan Thompson 6-1, 6-1 in little more than an hour. The "Special Kei" took 18 of the 19 points on his first serve, he lost a total of only 6 points from the service line and not threatened with break point, and seized 5 of 8 break points he created.

In seven games with rival Nishikori, o Wawrinka has 4 wins (4-3). In their last match, however, for the round robin of the ATP World Tour Finals last November, the Japanese was the winner and had even missed only 5 games, beating the Swiss 6-2 6-3.

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