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Marseille Open: Fils dismisses Wawrinka to reach semi-finals
Arthur Fils defeated Stan Wawrinka 6-2, 6-3 on Friday and will play the winner of the match between Frenchman Benjamin Bonzi and Australian Alex De Minaur, the No 3 seed, in the next round
French wildcard Arthur Fils moved into the semi-finals of the Marseille Open by defeating Swiss Stan Wawrinka 6-2, 6-3 at the Palais des sports de Marseille on Friday.
Fils, ranked No 118, will face the winner of the match between Frenchman Benjamin Bonzi and Australian Alex De Minaur, the No 3 seed, next.
Ahead of his victory, the 18-year-old Frenchman won against Russian Roman Safiullin (6-4, 6-3) and Italian Jannik Sinner, the second seed (W/O).
Wawrinka, ranked No 105, edged out Belgian Zizou Bergs (6-4, 6-7 (6), 6-4) and won against Frenchman Richard Gasquet, the No 7 seed (4-6, 7-5, 6-2) in the previous rounds of the Open de Provence.
Marseille ATP250, other last eight results (Palais des sports de Marseille, hard, EUR 707.510, most recent results first):
- Benjamin Bonzi vs. Alex De Minaur
- Alexander Bublik beat Grigor Dimitrov (4): 7-5, 3-6, 7-6 (6)
- Hubert Hurkacz (1) beat Mikael Ymer: 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (6)