Result: Stanislas Wawrinka seals place in last 16 at Indian Wells

Stanislas Wawrinka hits a return shot during his third round match at the Australian Open tennis championship on January 18, 2013
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Stanislas Wawrinka defeats Lleyton Hewitt to set up a last-16 clash with Roger Federer at Indian Wells.

Stanislas Wawrinka has earned a spot in the last 16 at Indian Wells with an efficient 6-4 7-5 victory over Lleyton Hewitt.

The Swiss took one hour and 23 minutes to seal victory, which sets up a clash with compatriot and Olympic doubles partner Roger Federer.

Wawrinka hit 29 winners during the match in Miami, letting rip his textbook backhand on a few occasions.

Hewitt battled hard in the second set but ultimately had no answer to the solid play of the 27-year-old from Lausanne.

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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