8 Sep 2010

Wawrinka into last eight in New York

10:28 am on 8 September 2010

Stanislas Wawrinka has ensured a first for Switzerland at the U.S. tennis Open when he edged out big-serving American Sam Querrey in 5 sets to reach the quarter-finals for the first time.

Wawrinka wrapped up a gruelling victory in 4 and a half hours to join five-times champion Roger Federer in the last eight, the first time Switzerland has ever had two men in the quarter-finals of a grand-slam event.

Number 25 seed Wawrinka, who upset fourth seed Andy Murray in the previous round, will meet Russian 12th seed Mikhail Youzhny in the last eight.