- Roger Federer leads Stan Wawrinka 7-6 4-6 7-6 but rain stops play in the first men’s quarter-final of the day on Suzanne Lenglen
- Federer leads to the head to head 22-3 but Wawrinka’s wins have all come on clay
- Four years ago, Wawrinka beat Federer in the quarter-finals on Lenglen before going on to win the tournament
- The winner of this match will play Rafael Nadal or Kei Nishikori in the semi-finals on Friday
ROGER FEDERER VS STAN WAWRINKA LIVE – RAIN DELAY
17:00: UPDATE – No play before 5.30pm UK time.
16:35: Play is also suspended on Philippe Chatrier where Rafael Nadal leads Kei Nishikori 6-1 6-1 4-2.
The 11-time champion was not happy to be leaving the court. But he can’t argue with the weather conditions. It is coming down hard at the moment.
16:28: RAIN STOPS PLAY: The dark clouds have really come over Lenglen and after speaking to the match referee, it is decided that play will be stopped.
The predicted thunderstorms are coming!
FOURTH SET (*denotes server)
*FEDERER 7-6 4-6 7-6 3-3 WAWRINKA
Federer nets a smash, 0-15. But Federer gets to 40-15 with a couple of big serves. Federer nets a drop shot, 40-30 but then replies with an excellent backhand pass.
FEDERER 7-6 4-6 7-6 2-3 WAWRINKA*
Yet another magical backhand pass from Wawrinka, 30-15. But Federer responds and get a backhand error from Wawrinka, break point. Great length from Wawrinka to get the error from Federer, deuce.
Dark clouds overhead. But Wawrinka escapes again on serve.
*FEDERER 7-6 4-6 7-6 2-2 WAWRINKA
Federer holds to love again as Wawrinka goes long with a backhand return.
FEDERER 7-6 4-6 7-6 1-2 WAWRINKA*
Wawrinka goes long with a forehand, 15-30. Wawrinka goes into the net with a backhand, two break points. Two big serves from Wawrinka see out the danger. Lovely half volley forehand winner from Wawrinka.
Break point Federer when Wawrinka puts a backhand wide. Saved when Federer goes long with a forehand.
Fourth break chance for Federer after another forehand winner. Can he convert this one? No. Wawrinka hits forehand winner into the corner. Big hold from Wawrinka as Federer can’t get a forehand return over.
*FEDERER 7-6 4-6 7-6 1-1 WAWRINKA
Federer holds to love.
FEDERER 7-6 4-6 7-6 0-1 WAWRINKA*
Wawrinka double fault, 40-30. Unreal hustle from Wawrinka to chase down a drop shot. Great response from the 2015 champ.
Roger Federer won the third set 7-6
FEDERER 7-6 4-6 6-6 WAWRINKA – TIEBREAK
Wawrinka return error, 1-0. Sensational Federer backhand volley winner, 2-0. Wawrinka forehand winner, 2-1. Wawrinka return into the net, 3-1.
Wawrinka backhand long, 4-1. Federer forehand winner, 5-1. Federer return long, 5-2. Brilliant Wawrinka backhand return winner, 5-3.
Wawrinka backhand return long, 6-3. Federer return into the net, 6-4. Wawrinka ace, 6-5. Wawrinka return into the net, 7-5.
FEDERER 7-6 4-6 6-6 WAWRINKA*
Classic cross court backhand winner from Wawrinka, 40-15. And we enter another tiebreak when Federer can’t get a return back in play.
*FEDERER 7-6 4-6 6-5 WAWRINKA
Wawrinka forehand winner, 30-30. Wawrinka backhand pass and Federer can’t get the volley over, break point. Great hustle from Federer to chase down a Wawrinka drop shot and finish with a deft volley.
Oh my. Probably the worst smash Federer as ever hit. Shanked off the top of his Wilson racket. Break point. Big Federer serve, deuce.
No mistake on this smash from Federer to get AD but Wawrinka responds with a deep forehand return. Serve and volley winner from Federer. And the 37-year-old finally comes through what could be a decisive game when Wawrinka puts a backhand return long.
FEDERER 7-6 4-6 5-5 WAWRINKA*
Big serve from Wawrinka down the T, 30-15. Nervy Wawrinka forehand into the net. Brilliant Federer forehand return, set point. Saved as Federer goes wide with a backhand up the line.
A big error by Wawrinka as he lets a lob go over his head, set point. Federer goes long with a return. Another big serve from Wawrinka down the T. Glorius Wawrinka backhand down the line winner.
Sensational tennis right now.
*FEDERER 7-6 4-6 5-4 WAWRINKA
Serve and volley then a smash winner from Federer, 30-15. Wawrinka just long with a backhand. Federer backhand pass after bringing Wawrinka forward again wins him the game.
Pressure on Wawrinka now.
Stan Wawrinka won the second set 6-4
FEDERER 7-6 4-6 4-4 WAWRINKA*
Good stuff from Federer as he drags Wawrinka to the net and passes him with a forehand.
Great backhand return from Federer forces the error from Wawrinka, two break points. And Federer breaks back to level the set again when Wawrinka puts a forehand long. Much better tennis from the third seed.
*FEDERER 7-6 4-6 3-4 WAWRINKA
Every chance he gets, Wawrinka is hitting bombs and he stuns Federer with a backhand pass, 0-30. Federer forehand winner, 15-30. Federer nets a backhand, two break points.
Wow! Complete loss of concentration from Federer as he nets a volley and concedes the break. Big turning point.
FEDERER 7-6 4-6 3-3 WAWRINKA*
Ace from Wawrinka makes it 40-0. And a lovely drop shot seals the game. This match is impossible to call at the moment.
*FEDERER 7-6 4-6 3-2 WAWRINKA
Problems for Federer as he slips to 0-30. But he recovers to level. Then Wawrinka puts a forehand long, 40-30. Wawrinka then nets a forehand return. Big hold for the 20-time Grand Slam champ.
FEDERER 7-6 4-6 2-2 WAWRINKA*
Stunning Federer backhand up the line, 15-30. Another Wawrinka double fault, break point. Wawrinka delivers again as he hits a big serve.
*FEDERER 7-6 4-6 2-1 WAWRINKA
Routine service game from Federer to hold serve again.
Roger Federer won the first set in a tiebreak
FEDERER 7-6 4-6 1-1 WAWRINKA*
Big serve followed by a gorgeous backhand winner from Wawrinka, 40-30. Wawrinka levels the set when Federer puts a return long.
*FEDERER 7-6 4-6 1-0 WAWRINKA
More errors from Federer’s racket as he gets stretched to deuce. But he comes through a tough game with a backhand down the line.
FEDERER 7-6 4-6 WAWRINKA*
Federer mis-hits a backhand, 15-0. Wawrinka backhand winner, 30-0. Wawrinka cross court forehand winner, triple set point.
Wawrinka goes long with a backhand approach shot. Federer backhand winner, 40-30. Wawrinka forehand flies wide, deuce. Three set points have come and gone.
Federer can’t deal with a big Wawrinka forehand, set point. Wawrinka forehand winner. One set all on Lenglen.
*FEDERER 7-6 4-5 WAWRINKA
Federer seals the game with a forehand winner. Big game coming up now.
FEDERER 7-6 3-5 WAWRINKA*
Poor return game from Federer as Wawrinka attacks his backhand. Federer is running out of time to break.
*FEDERER 7-6 3-4 WAWRINKA
Quick hold of serve for Federer. He’s failed to take his seven break point chances which will be a source of frustration for him.
Stan Wawrinka stretches for a forehand
FEDERER 7-6 2-4 WAWRINKA*
Wawrinka double fault, 15-15. Wawrinka backhand long, 30-30. The match is a bit scrappy at the moment.
Great defence from Federer to anticipate a Wawrinka smash and then force an error. Big-hitting and serving from Wawrinka keeps his lead intact.
*FEDERER 7-6 2-3 WAWRINKA
Federer’s game is all over the shop right now. So many errors. But fortunately for the third seed, Wawrinka is also guilty of mistakes and allows him to hold.
FEDERER 7-6 1-3 WAWRINKA*
Wawrinka double fault, 15-all. And another, 15-30. Wawrinka backhand into the tramlines, two break points. Federer shanks on the first point.
And then a forehand shank from Federer, deuce. Federer forehand into the net. And Wawrinka consolidates the break as Federer mis-hits a backhand.
*FEDERER 7-6 1-2 WAWRINKA
First time Federer is taken to deuce in the match and he faces a break point after a forehand error.
And Wawrinka gets the crucial break when he puts a forehand into the open court after stretching Federer out of the court.
FEDERER 7-6 1-1 WAWRINKA*
Federer’s drop shot return works again as he drags Wawrinka to the net and passes him with a backhand, 30-all. Federer break point as Wawrinka puts a backhand wide.
Saved when Federer puts a backhand return just long. Wawrinka survives another service game.
*FEDERER 7-6 1-0 WAWRINKA
Federer forehand wide to open the second set. Federer then puts a forehand volley wide, 0-30.
Federer gets back to 30-30. Wawrinka return error, 40-30. And another Wawrinka error gives Federer the opening game.
Roger Federer hits a backhand against Stan Wawrinka
FEDERER 7-6 WAWRINKA – TIEBREAK
Wawrinka forehand winner after short Federer return, 0-1. Wawrinka backhand return long, 1-1. Stunning angled backhand from Federer after great defence, 2-1.
Wawrinka forehand long, 3-1. Wawrinka forehand winner, 3-2. Great anticipation from Federer as he puts a backhand low to the feet of the approaching Wawrinka, 4-2.
Under pressure, Federer misses a forehand volley, 4-3. Federer return error, 4-4. Wawrinka backhand into the net, 5-4. Wawrinka backhand return into the net, 6-4.
Wawrinka backhand return long, 7-4.
*FEDERER 6-6 WAWRINKA
Nice serve and volley from Federer, 30-0. Then Wawrinka goes too big with a forehand. Tiebreak time as Wawrinka put a forehand into the net.
FEDERER 5-6 WAWRINKA*
Wawrinka double fault, 15-30. Bad backhand from Federer flies long. And Wawrinka stays in the lead as Federer makes three backhand errors in a row.
*FEDERER 5-5 WAWRINKA
Federer shanks a forehand on the first point, 0-15. Federer then gets to 40-15 but nets a forehand. However, he comes through another game to stay on serve.
FEDERER 4-5 WAWRINKA*
15-30 as Wawrinka goes wide with a backhand. But a forehand winner from Wawrinka keeps him in front and puts the pressure on Federer to stay in the set.
The sun remains out. Hopefully, that predicted rain stay away.
Roger Federer vs Stan Wawrinka LIVE
*FEDERER 4-4 WAWRINKA
No problems for Federer on serve as he holds to love again. The unforced errors are mounting for Wawrinka.
FEDERER 3-4 WAWRINKA*
First big rally of the match is superb and ends with Federer sticking a backhand down the line, 0-15. Deft Federer drop shot return catches out Wawrinka, 0-30.
Once again Wawrinka gets level. And Federer gets another break point with a backhand winner. Federer doesn’t get the backhand pass right and Wawrinka survives again, deuce.
Wawrinka puts a forehand wide, break point Federer. Brilliant volley from Wawrinka off a Federer forehand pass. Big hold for Wawrinka as Federer nets a forehand.
*FEDERER 3-3 WAWRINKA
Federer races to 40-0 again. But Wawrinka smacks a backhand winner down the line before putting a return wide.
FEDERER 2-3 WAWRINKA*
Blistering forehand winner from Wawrinka but then nets a backhand, 30-15. Federer forehand winner, 30-all. Break point Federer after Wawrinka is rushed and puts a forehand long.
Chance gone when Federer fails to return serve, deuce. Wawrinka bullies Federer’s backhand and finishes with a forehand winner. And he holds serve when Federer puts a return long.
*FEDERER 2-2 WAWRINKA
Nice serve and volley for Federer at 40-0 wins him another game. Both players hitting the ball very cleanly.
FEDERER 1-2 WAWRINKA*
Much more comfortable service game for Wawrinka as he holds to love.
*FEDERER 1-1 WAWRINKA
Federer races to 40-0 and Wawrinka nets a drop shot to hand his compatriot the game.
FEDERER 0-1 WAWRINKA*
Wawrinka backhand into the net on the opening point. Then Wawrinka goes long with a forehand, 0-30. Wawrinka gets level with a forehand winner.
Wawrinka forehand into the net, break point. Federer goes long with a forehand as he moved forehand. An ace from Wawrinka sees him through the first game.
13:05: Wawrinka to serve first.
13:00: Wawrinka and Federer walk onto court for their match. Cloudy conditions so play will start on time.
12:50: While Wawrinka added: “To play Roger in the quarter-finals, it’s amazing for me. I’m really happy. I didn’t play here for so many years.
“He’s still playing so well. He’s the best player to ever play this sport. So it’s going to be a big challenge… I love a challenge like this. I didn’t beat him many times in all my career, but I did once here, so I still do remember that time and was a special day for me.”
12:40: Ahead of the all-Swiss showdown, Federer has acknowledged the threat posed by Wawrinka.
“On clay it’s been definitely more dangerous than on any other surface for me against him,” said Federer.
“I think he’s really happy he got sort of a second life on tour It’s nice to see him pain-free and playing well. I hope he’s not at the level of ’15, because there he was crushing the ball. It was unbelievable.”
12:30: After lovely weather in Paris over the past nine days, play today could be affected by rain. Thunder is forecast in the afternoon and may lead to delays.
12:15: It is quarter-final day at Roland Garros with two men’s and women’s matches split on the two main show courts.
Federer and Wawrinka open proceedings on Suzanne Lenglen while Jo Konta plays Sloane Stephens on Philippe Chatrier.
12:00: Hello and welcome to LIVE coverage of Roger Federer’s quarter-final clash against Stan Wawrinka at the French Open.
ROGER FEDERER VS STAN WAWRINKA PREVIEW
Federer is yet to drop a set as he has cruised through the rounds at Roland Garros while Wawrinka needed five hours to beat Stefanos Tsitsipas on Sunday.
Federer came into the tournament with few expectations but has grown in confidence and is delighted with how he’s played.
“I’m a little bit surprised but I had a good draw so I have taken advantage of that.
“I also think I came into the French Open feeling good, the body was ready, mentally I felt like it could all work out.
“That first match against Sonego was good, he’s played a lot of clay court tennis so that was proving to me that things are good and then after that I was able to control the matches.
“As I say, the way the draw worked and the way I started playing I expected it of myself. In terms of how I play, I challenge myself to come up with something every day, even if it’s just something simple like hitting five cross-court backhand. So far, so good – I have been quite good with my decision-making this tournament. It’s going to be more important moving forward.”