The other Swiss star, 8th seeded Stanislas Wawrinka, will face another Spanish star, 17th seed Tommy Robredo in Rod Laver Arena in round 4 in Melbourne. The winner will advance to the quarterfinals. Wawrinka has played in the shadow of country-mate Roger Federer but of late has found his game and his confidence and is sure to pressure Robredo.
Wawrinka also benefits from a walkover in the last round a while Robredo was upset number 9, Richard Gasquet, in four tough sets. 31-year old Robredo is no easy target. The Spaniard has 458 tour victories, 156 more than his counterpart who reached the semis in last year’s US Open. Robredo has only reached the quarters in one Grand Slam event. This looks like a good day for Wawrinka to move on.
Stanislas Wawrinka 4-1 Tommy Robredo