French Open 2015: Wawrinka hails ‘best match on clay’ after beating Federer

Stan Wawrinka beats Roger Federer to reach the semi-finals of the French open

Stanislas Wawrinka hailed his “best-ever” performance on clay after beating second seed Roger Federer to reach the semi-finals of the French Open.

The number eight seed knocked out the 2009 champion by sealing a 6-4 6-3 7-6 (7-4) victory in an all-Swiss last-eight clash in Paris.

“Today was my best match on clay and it’s an incredible moment for me,” said Wawrinka.

“I’m playing good tennis and I’m really pleased to be in the Paris semi-finals for the first time.

“I’m a little bit surprised to win that match in three sets and the way I did, but it’s a great feeling.”

Wawrinka will now take on Jo-Wilfried Tsonga for a place in the final after the Frenchman sealed a 6-1 6-4 4-6 3-6 6-3 win over Japan’s Kei Nishikori.

Federer, meanwhile, is already turning his attentions to Wimbledon.

“I’m already thinking what I’m going to do over the next few days, because Wimbledon is going to be a big goal for the season,” said Federer.

“That’s where I want to play my best. It’s a big goal for me. I want to win it, and I feel like my game is good.

“It’s been solid, it’s been positive, and I have just got to keep it up now.”

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