NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Australian Open champ Stan Wawrinka tumbled into the stands, kept calling for the trainer, and still pulled away to reach the U.S. Open quarterfinals.
The third-seeded Wawrinka won 7-5, 4-6, 7-6 (7), 6-2 on Monday against Tommy Robredo, who has given him trouble in the past. The 16th-seeded Spaniard had a chance to serve out the first set and had two set points in the third, but Wawrinka rallied both times, and then dominated the final set.
Leading 4-3 in the third, Wawrinka chased after Robredo’s winner and realized he was about to crash into the barrier behind the sideline. Wawrinka hurdled it and landed on some spectators.
He crouched and rotated his right leg but seemed to move well. The trainer had already been working on that leg during changeovers.
Wawrinka will face the winner of Monday night’s Kei Nishikori-Milos Raonic match in the quarterfinals.
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