Den Bosch, Netherlands (Sports Network) - Second seed Stanislas
Wawrinka highlighted Thursday's quarterfinal winners at the $545,000
Topshelf Open, a final grass-court Wimbledon tune-up.
The world No. 10 Swiss star defeated fifth-seeded Frenchman Jeremy Chardy 6-4,
7-6 (7-2) in 75 minutes on Day 5 at Autotron Rosmalen. Wawrinka is now 4-0
lifetime against Chardy.
Wawrinka, who is the only seed left standing this week, will meet Spaniard
Guillermo Garcia-Lopez in Friday's semifinals. Garcia-Lopez whipped Czech Jan
Hernych 6-4, 6-1 to reach the final four. The qualifier Hernych was a Den
Bosch runner-up in 2006.
Friday's other semi will pit Belgian Xavier Malisse against Frenchman Nicolas
Mahut. Malisse handled Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut 6-4, 6-4, while
the qualifier Mahut topped Russian Evgeny Donskoy 6-3, 7-6 (7-1).
The tour veterans Malisse and Mahut will meet for the first time in seven
years, with Mahut taking their last meeting on some grass in Nottingham in
This week's champion will earn $94,000.
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