Wawrinka into US Open semi-finals


NEW YORK: French Open champion Stan Wawrinka reached the US Open semi-finals on Wednesday with a 6-4, 6-4, 6-0 rout of South Africa’s Kevin Anderson.

Wawrinka will face either Swiss compatriot Roger Federer or France’s Richard Gasquet for a place in the final.

Anderson, the 15th seed and playing in his first Grand Slam quarter-final, had knocked out third seed Andy Murray in the previous round.

That effort seemed to take its toll as he committed 42 unforced errors and carved out just a single break point against the fifth-seeded Wawrinka.