Result: Stanislas Wawrinka beats David Ferrer in three sets

Stanislas Wawrinka beats David Ferrer in three sets at the ATP World Tour Finals.

Stanislas Wawrinka has boosted his chances of reaching the semi-finals of the ATP World Tour Finals with a three-sets victory over Spain's David Ferrer.

There was little to separate the two players during the early exchanges of the first set, until Wawrinka broke the Ferrer serve to move 4-2 ahead.

Switzerland's Stanislas Wawrinka celebrates winning a game on the way to beating Spain's David Ferrer during their group A singles match in the round robin stage on the fifth day of the ATP World Tour Finals tennis tournament in London on November 8, 2013© Getty Images

However, Ferrer broke twice to take a 6-5 lead, before some strong returns from Wawrinka allowed him to take the set to a tie-break, which Ferrer won 7-3.

The world number three fell behind early in the second set when some aggressive play from Wawrinka saw him break in the third game.

The Swiss player maintained his advantage throughout the set, going on to serve it out 6-4.

The world number eight dominated the third set, forcing Ferrer into a string of unforced errors on his way to opening up a 5-1 lead.

Wawrinka broke Ferrer's serve for the third time to take the final set 6-1 and secure an important victory in Group B.

Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland celebrates a point in his men's singles match against Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic during day one of the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals at O2 Arena on November 4, 2013
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ATP RankingsPoints
1Scotland flag Andy Murray7,750
2Spain Rafael Nadal7,555
3Switzerland Roger Federer7,145
4Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka5,780
5Serbia Novak Djokovic5,325
6Croatia Marin Cilic5,155
7Alexander Zverev4,470
8Austria Dominic Thiem4,030
9Japan Kei Nishikori3,285
10Canada Milos Raonic3,230
11Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov3,070
12France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga2,770
13Belgium David Goffin2,560
14Spain Roberto Bautista Agut2,425
15Czech Republic Tomas Berdych2,390
16United States Jack Sock2,335
17Pablo Carreno Busta2,305
18Lucas Pouille2,220
19United States John Isner2,110
20United States Sam Querrey2,060