Result: Stanislas Wawrinka comes through Marcos Baghdatis battle

Stanislas Wawrinka comes through a tough encounter against Marcos Baghdatis to reach the fourth round of the US Open.

Stanislas Wawrinka has defeated Marcos Baghdatis in four sets to reach the fourth round of the US Open.

Stanislas Wawrinka in action against Marcos Baghdatis during their US Open third round match on September 1, 2013© AFP

In the opening set neither man offered a break point until the fifth game when Baghdatis broke at the second attempt. The Cypriot could not consolidate the advantage, though, as Wawrinka broke straight back.

The ninth seed then snapped Baghdatis's serve again at the next opportunity by finally converting his seventh break point of the eighth game to go 5-3 ahead.

Wawrinka served out the set in the next game and then broke Baghdatis in the first game of the second.

The Swiss saved break-back points at 4-2 before opening up a double-break advantage and taking the set 6-2.

In the third set there was not a single break point until the final game before the tie-break. Wawrinka saved it but in the tie-break it was Baghdatis who raced to a 7-1 success.

The Cypriot continued his momentum by breaking Wawrinka in the first game of the fourth but relinquished the advantage as Wawrinka pulled it back to 3-3.

Another tie-break was needed and this time it was Wawrinka who battled through, taking it 9-7 to reach the last 16.

Wawrinka will face fifth seed Tomas Berdych, who breezed past Julien Benneteau, in the fourth round at Flushing Meadows.

The sun sets as spectators inside Arthur Ashe Stadium watch the men's singles final match between Andy Murray of Great Britain and Novak Djokovic of Serbia on Day Fifteen of the 2012 US Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 10,
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