Wawrinka sets up Raonic clash

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Stan Wawrinka set up a fourth-round clash with Milos Raonic at the Australian Open after a straight-sets win over Lukas Rosol marked his 400th victory at ATP level.

The Swiss fourth seed was largely untroubled by Rosol as he secured a straightforward 6-2 6-3 7-6 (7-3) victory on Rod Laver Arena on Saturday.

Wawrinka, the 2014 champion in Melbourne, is yet to drop a set on his way to the fourth round, where Raonic awaits.

The two-time grand slam winner extended his run of victories to seven matches, having won the title in Chennai in the lead-up to the Australian Open.

Wawrinka's tally of winners has exceeded his unforced errors in every match at the year's first grand slam so far and that continued against Rosol.

The Czech was no match early on for Wawrinka, who did cough up a break in the second set before steadying.

Rosol managed to stay with Wawrinka during the third, but the latter pulled away with five straight points to finish the tie-break.

 

STATISTICAL BREAKDOWN

Wawrinka [4] bt Rosol 6-2 6-3 7-6 (7-3)

ACES

Wawrinka - 18

Rosol - 2

WINNERS/UNFORCED ERRORS

Wawrinka - 45/23

Rosol - 24/33

BREAK POINTS WON

Wawrinka - 4/10

Rosol - 1/3

FIRST SERVE PERCENTAGE

Wawrinka - 58

Rosol - 54

PERCENTAGE OF POINTS WON ON FIRST/SECOND SERVE

Wawrinka - 80/59

Rosol - 69/45

TOTAL POINTS

Wawrinka - 106

Rosol - 83