Stanislas Wawrinka
Stanislas Wawrinka is seeking another title in Melbourne Getty

Defending champion Stanislas Wawrinka takes on Kei Nishikori in the quarter-finals of the Australian Open in Melbourne.

Where to watch

Wawrinka v Nishikori is live for UK viewers on British Eurosport HD and BBC Radio Five Live. Their match is third on the Rod Laver Arena and will start no earlier than 3am (GMT). Live updates will also be available through the Australian Open's official website.


Wawrinka stayed in contention for a second successive Australian Open title after defeating Spain's Guillermo Garcia-Lopez in another relatively low-key affair for the Swiss on Monday 26 January. The match on 28 January against fifth seed Nishikori promises to be a far more intense encounter, however, with Wawrinka chasing revenge against the man who knocked him out of the US Open at the quarter-final stage last year, where his opponent went on to reach the final of the competition.

It was part of a remarkable 2014 for Nishikori, who saw his ranking soar from 15th this time last year to a career-best fifth and that rise has continued in Melbourne where he eased past Spain's David Ferrer in the fourth round.

A repeat of the five-set thriller these two produced at Flushing Meadows would go down very nicely.

What they said

Stanislas Wawrinka: "He's a tough, tough player. He improved a lot last year. I played against him in a US Open, five-set match. [I also] practised with him before the tournament. He's a great shot maker. He can make a winner, it doesn't matter, he's always taking the ball really early. It's always tough to play against him. He doesn't give you a lot of time."

Kei Nishikori: "It's going to be really tough match because I have seen his play on TV in a couple of matches. Even today he was playing really good. You know, he can hit balls forehand, backhand - great backhand actually. He can hit anywhere from even at the back. Yeah, it's going to be a tough match. But obviously I'm in the quarter-finals, so there are never easy matches coming up. Hopefully I can play another good match."

Betting odds (via William Hill)

Wawrinka: 6/5

Nishikori: 4/6

Head-to-head record

Wawrinka 2-1 Nishikori

Previous meetings at the Australian Open N/A