Monaco: Australian Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka reached the semifinals of the Monte Carlo Masters after beating eighth-seeded Milos Raonic of Canada 7-6 (5), 6-2 on Friday.
The third-seeded Wawrinka reached the semis five years ago, losing to Novak Djokovic. He faces either eight-time champion Rafael Nadal or sixth-seeded David Ferrer.
It is Wawrinka's first semifinal since he won the Australian Open, where he beat Nadal in the final.
He did not face a single break point and broke the Canadian twice in the second set.
Djokovic, the defending champion, was in action against Spaniard Guillermo Garcia-Lopez, while fourth-seeded Roger Federer was to play No. 9 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.