Stanislas Wawrinka ready for "tough battle" with Tomas Berdych

Stanislas Wawrinka celebrates after his win over Tommy Robredo in their Australian Open fourth round match on January 19, 2014
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Stanislas Wawrinka says that Tomas Berdych will provide a "tough battle" in the last four of the Australian Open.

Stanislas Wawrinka has conceded that he will have to overcome a "tough battle" with Tomas Berdych to reach the final of the Australian Open.

The Swiss player has been tipped to reach Sunday's showpiece event following his five-set victory over defending champion Novak Djokovic earlier today.

However, while the 28-year-old has accepted that he has a "big chance", he insists that world number seven Berdych will provide a stern test.

"It's for sure a big chance. Berdych is playing well since the beginning of the tournament. He's going to be a tough player to beat. He already made one final in a Slam. He already made the semi-finals in every Grand Slam. He's really close to the top, top guys. It's going to be a tough battle," he told reporters.

Wawrinka has won the last three meetings between the two players.

Czech Republic's Tomas Berdych celebrates his victory against Damir Dzumhur of Bosnia and Herzegovina during their men's singles match on day five of the 2014 Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 17, 2014
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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