Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland holds up the championship trophy after defeating Benoit Paire of France in the championship match of the Japan Open men's tennis tournament in Tokyo, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Eugene Hoshiko
October 11, 2015

TOKYO (AP) French Open champion Stan Wawrinka defeated Benoit Paire 6-2, 6-4 on Sunday to win the Japan Open for his career-best fourth title of the season.

The top-seeded Wawrinka was in control from the outset and secured the win in 65 minutes when the unseeded Paire double-faulted on match point.

In addition to Roland Garros, Wawrinka has won titles this season at Chennai and Rotterdam. He improved to 5-1 against Paire, who upset local favorite Kei Nishikori in the semifinals.

Paire, who struggled with a sore left ankle, was broken four times and committed 12 unforced errors in the match.

Wawrinka is the first Swiss winner in Tokyo since Roger Federer in 2006.

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