French Open: Wawrinka storms into quarter-finals

| Updated: Jun 06, 2017 12:19 IST

Paris [France], June 6 (ANI): Stan Wawrinka has stormed into French Open quarter-finals for the fourth time after comfortably beating Gael Monfils here. Third seed Wawrinka, thrashed 15th seed France's Monfils 7-5, 7-6 (9/7), 6-2 in the match on Monday. With Monfil's exit, France has to wait for one more year to find another champion for the Grand Slam. It has been 34 years since a Frenchman won the tournament in Paris. Wawrinka's win also coincided with World No. 1 Andy Murray storming into the quarter-finals after registering a straight-sets victory over Russia's Karen Khachanov. Murray defeated 21-year-old Khachanov 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 in two hours and four minutes to register his 650th match win of his career. Murray will next play eighth-seeded Japanese Kei Nishikori or Fernando Verdasco of Spain to book his place in the last four. (ANI)