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US Open: Stan Wawrinka Happy to Use Roger Federer's SABR Treatment

Stan Wawrinka admitted Wednesday that he has no reservations about imitating his rivals' tricks of the trade, including Roger Federer's latest weapon -- the 'SABR.'

US Open: Stan Wawrinka Happy to Use Roger Federer's SABR Treatment

New York: Stan Wawrinka admitted Wednesday that he has no reservations about imitating his rivals' tricks of the trade, including Roger Federer's latest weapon -- the 'SABR.'

Federer has recently developed a new chip-and-charge approach on second serve which has been called 'Sneak Attack By Roger' or 'SABR' for short.

Wawrinka, who will face his close friend in Friday's US Open semi-finals, used his own version of the tactic Wednesday in his 6-4, 6-4, 6-0 quarter-final win over South Africa's Kevin Anderson.

"I'm not trying to do what he's doing. Just the reason why I improve so much the past few years, it's also because I'm looking a lot what the top guys' doing, Novak, Roger, Rafa," said the 30-year-old French Open champion.

"We all see what Roger is doing right now. It's quite impressive. He's doing it against everybody. I saw him play also against Anderson in Cincinnati, and I was surprised how close he was returning.

"But it's actually a good way against Anderson to be closer than behind, because you completely cut the time from him."

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