Stan Wawrinka wins fourth title of year at Japan Open

Stan Wawrinka wins the Japan Open after beating Frenchman Benoit Paire in straight sets

Stan Wawrinka has won the Japan Open after thrashing his good friend Benoit Paire 6-2, 6-4 to capture his fourth title of the year.

Wawrinka took just 65 minutes to secure victory in Tokyo at the Ariake Colosseum, the tennis venue for the 2020 Olympics.

The victory left Wawrinka as the first Swiss winner in Tokyo since Roger Federer in 2006.

“I feel great, it’s been a really good week for me to win a title again, something always special,” said Wawrinka. “You don’t win a title every week.

“It’s always difficult when I play a good friend like Benoit. I knew before the match he was struggling a bit physically, but I saw the doctor who told me Benoit was ready to play.

“I played my best game today. I felt the ball well and was aggressive. I am very happy to have the trophy tonight.”

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