Stan Wawrinka beats Mischa Zverev, retains Geneva Open title

Stan Wawrinka holds Geneva title ahead of French Open bid

Nishikori fights way into Geneva Open semis

Mischa Zverev of Germany celebrates his victory after beating Kei Nishikori of Japan in their semifinal match at the Geneva Open tennis tournament, in Geneva, Switzerland, Friday, May 26, 2017.

Second-seed Kei Nishikori saved three consecutive match points in the final set to beat South African Kevin Anderson 2-6 6-4 7-6 in the quarter-finals at the Geneva Open on Thursday (May 25).

Top seed Stanislas Wawrinka was down a set and an early break to a Sam Querrey before fighting back for a 4-6, 7-5, 6-2 victory.

Nishikori survived two match points in the eighth game on second serves - the second when Zverev hit an easy victor into the net. Still, he soon created a second match point with a forehand crosscourt service return for a victor.

Referring to Zverev's ability to serve and volley and win points at the net, the Swiss world No. 3 noted that his left-handed opponent in the final has "a special style that we don't see too often nowadays".

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"It was a great week for me here‎ in Geneva", said Zverev.

The Frenchman, who had been struggling with a shoulder injury, won the final 7-6 (7/2) 7-5 against Tomas Berdych, saving two set points at 4-5 in the opening set. He (Anderson) had more chances, but I served a little bit better in the end. "It's important to win some matches like this", the Japanese world No. 9 was quoted as saying on the ATP World Tour's Web site.

Fan favorite Stan Wawrinka beat Russia's Andrey Kuznetsov to reach the final of the Banque Eric Sturdza Open Geneva Open in Geneva.

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