PARIS, June 6: World number three Stan Wawrinka will face Marin Cilic in the quarterfinals of the French Open on Wednesday.
Wawrinka reached the quarterfinal stage at Roland Garros after outclassing fan favourite Gael Monfils, while Croatian Marin Cilic sealed his place in the quarters after Kevin Anderson retired owing to a thigh injury.
The 32-year-old was made to work by the French but still managed to pick up a straight sets win over the 15th seed 7-5, 7-6 (7), 6-2.
Monfils was up by a break in the first and second set but couldn�t hold on to win either of two. After losing the opening game of the third set, Wawrinka went on to claim five games in a row and eventually seal the win.
Wawrinka hit 35 winners and had 40 unforced errors, while converting five of his seven break point tries in two hours and 43 minutes of action.
2014 US Open champion Marin Cilic prolonged his campaign in Paris after a Kevin Anderson retirement.
The Croat had a comfortable 6-3, 3-0 lead when the 31-year-old decided it�s time to quit the match due to a thigh injury. The 28-year-old converted each of his four break point chances in just 48 minutes spent on the court on Monday.
Wawrinka and Cilic are now set to meet for the 14th time on the ATP level, with Wawrinka having an 11-2 head-to-head record over Cilic. � Agencies