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Wawrinka reaches Kooyong final

Updated: January 16, 2009, 7:57 AM ET
Associated Press

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Stanislas Wawrinka held off Fernando Gonzalez 7-6 (3), 6-7 (1), 6-4 on Friday and will face Davis Cup teammate Roger Federer in the final of the Australian Open tuneup tournament at Kooyong.

The all-Swiss Kooyong final could be a warmup for the fourth round of the Australian Open. At the draw earlier Friday for the season's first major, Wawrinka was slotted into the same quarter as his mentor and sometimes hitting partner Federer.

Federer has a difficult ...

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