Australian Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka set up a mouth-watering Wimbledon quarter-final showdown with fellow Swiss Roger Federer after edging past 19th seed Feliciano Lopez 7-6(5) 7-6(7) 6-3 on Tuesday.
Feliciano Lopez proved that there is more than one left-handed Spaniard capable of doing damage at Wimbledon when he beat Richard Gasquet to win the Aegon International grasscourt title at Eastbourne on Saturday.
Czech veteran Radek Stepanek claimed another impressive scalp at Queen`s Club as he followed his shock win over Andy Murray by defeating South Africa`s Kevin Anderson 1-6, 6-3, 6-2 in the quarter-finals on Friday.
Kei Nishikori ensured he will become the first ever Japanese player to make the top 10 of the ATP rankings with a 6-4, 6-4 win over Spain`s Feliciano Lopez to make the Madrid Masters semi-finals on Friday.
South African fourth seed Kevin Anderson, bidding for his second ATP Delray Beach Open crown in three seasons, reached the quarter-finals on Wednesday when Croatian Ivo Karlovic retired with a stomach virus.
Defending champion Kei Nishikori will face big-serving Croatian Ivo Karlovic in Sunday`s final of the $647,000 ATP US National Indoor Championships after each breezed to a semi-final victory on Saturday.
Croatian Ivo Karlovic pounded 19 aces past second-seeded Feliciano Lopez in beating the Spaniard in straight sets to reach the quarter-finals of the US National Indoor Tennis Championships on Thursday.