Result: Stanislas Wawrinka battles past Milos Raonic

Result: Wawrinka battles past Raonic
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Stanislas Wawrinka moves into the quarter-finals of the Shanghai Masters with a straight-sets victory over Croatia's Milos Raonic.

Stanislas Wawrinka has progressed to the last eight of the Shanghai Masters with a straight-sets victory over Milos Raonic.

The Swiss player came through 7-6 6-4 to book his place in the quarter-finals of the competition.

There was little to separate the two players in the opening set as both gave little away off their own service games.

The set went to a tie-break where some excellent returns from Wawrinka gave him a four-point advantage, before he claimed it 7-2.

Raonic recovered at the beginning of the second set, taking his first service game to love. However, it was Wawrinka who made the crucial breakthrough with the score at 3-3, when he broke the Raonic serve for the first time in the match.

The world number eight maintained his lead before serving the match out to love.

Winner Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina kisses his trophy at trophy ceremony after winning his men's singles final match against Milos Raonic of Canada on day seven of the Rakuten Open at Ariake Colosseum on October 6, 2013
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