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Top-seeded Wawrinka toppled at Miami

AFP logoAFP 29-03-2017

Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland congratulates Alexander Zverev of Germany after his three sets win at Crandon Park Tennis Center on March 28, 2017 in Key Biscayne, Florida. © Getty Images Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland congratulates Alexander Zverev of Germany after his three sets win at Crandon Park Tennis Center on March 28, 2017 in Key Biscayne, Florida.

Top seed Stan Wawrinka crashed out of the Miami Open, falling 4-6, 6-2, 6-1 to German young gun Alexander Zverev. Zverev's win earned him his first place in a Masters 1000 quarter-final and he will face the winner of Tuesday's late game between Australian Nick Kyrgios and Belgian David Goffin. Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Kei Nishikori advanced to the quarter-finals on cue.

"I completely went down physically and mentally, and also my tennis was completely out. I had no more gas," Wawrinka said. In the women's draw, Karolina Pliskova beat Mirjana Lucic-Baroni 6-3, 6-4 to set up a semi-final with Caroline Wozniacki.

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