Metz Open: Wawrinka advances to semi-finals

Swiss qualifier Stan Wawrinka reached the semi-finals of the Metz Open by edging out Swede Mikael Ymer 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (5) at Arènes de Metz on Friday evening. Wawrinka, ranked No 284, will face the winner of the match between Dane Holger Rune, the No 4 seed, and Kazakh Alexander Bublik, the No 7 seed, next. In the previous rounds of the Metz, the 37-year-old Swiss beat Portuguese