Stan Wawrinka will take on Philipp Kohlschreiber in the men's singles third quarter-final clash of the 2016 Dubai Open on 25 February.
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Wawrinka is one of the favourites to win the 2016 Dubai Open and his chances of winning the tournament improved after he sealed a berth in the quarter-finals. He defeated Franko Skugor in the second round of the tournament.
The Swiss tennis star had a tough fight in the first set against Skugor as it ended in Wawrinka's favour. However, the 30-year-old bounced back in the second straight to seal the match as the final score was 7-5, 6-1.
Meanwhile, Kohlschreiber had to defeat Borna Coric in the previous round to make it to the last eight of the tournament. It was a straight set victory for the German as he clinched the match after winning the second set in a tiebreaker. The final score was 6-2, 7-6.
Kohlschreiber has never defeated Wawrinka in either ATP's or Grand Slam events. The latter is the favourite to progress further to the semi-final, unless Kohlschreiber can manage an upset on Thursday.
Betting odds (888Sport.com)
- Stan Wawrinka to win: 1/2
- Philipp Kohlschreiber to win: 8/5
Wawrinka and Kohlschreiber have faced twice so far and the former has won on both occasions. The Swiss tennis star will be looking to extend his run when he faces Kohlschreiber on Thursday.
Dubai Open history
It will be for the first time that Wawrinka will face Kohlschreiber in the Dubai Open.