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Tennis: Wawrinka beats Federer for Monte Carlo title

Stanislas Wawrinka defeated Swiss compatriot Roger Federer 4-6, 7-6 (7/5), 6-2 on Sunday to win the Monte Carlo Masters as the Australian Open champion laid down a marker as a French Open dangerman. It was just Wawrinka's second win over his close friend in 15 career meetings and his first title at the Masters level. His last win over Federer came at the same venue in 2009.

Tennis: Wawrinka beats Federer for Monte Carlo title

Stanislas Wawrinka defeated Swiss compatriot Roger Federer 4-6, 7-6 (7/5), 6-2 on Sunday to win the Monte Carlo Masters as the Australian Open champion laid down a marker as a French Open dangerman. It was just Wawrinka's second win over his close friend in 15 career meetings and his first title at the Masters level. His last win over Federer came at the same venue in 2009.

Tennis: Wawrinka beats Federer for Monte Carlo title

Stanislas Wawrinka defeated Swiss compatriot Roger Federer 4-6, 7-6 (7/5), 6-2 on Sunday to win the Monte Carlo Masters as the Australian Open champion laid down a marker as a French Open dangerman. It was just Wawrinka's second win over his close friend in 15 career meetings and his first title at the Masters level. His last win over Federer came at the same venue in 2009.

Tennis: Wawrinka beats Federer for Monte Carlo title

Stanislas Wawrinka defeated Swiss compatriot Roger Federer 4-6, 7-6 (7/5), 6-2 on Sunday to win the Monte Carlo Masters. It was only the Australian Open champion's second win over his close friend in 15 career meetings and his first at the Masters level. His last win over Federer came at the same venue in 2009. dj/nr

Tennis: Wawrinka beats Federer for Monte Carlo title

Stanislas Wawrinka defeated Swiss compatriot Roger Federer 4-6, 7-6 (7/5), 6-2 on Sunday to win the Monte Carlo Masters. It was only the Australian Open champion's second win over his close friend in 15 career meetings and his first title at the Masters level. His last win over Federer came at the same venue in 2009. Wawrinka also held on to his world number three ranking as a result of his success in two hours, 13 minutes. Federer would have taken the third spot with a victory at one of the three Masters events he has not won.

Federer ousts ailing Djokovic in Monaco semis

MONTE CARLO (Reuters) - Roger Federer beat an injured Novak Djokovic 7-5 6-2 to set up an all-Swiss Monte Carlo Masters final with Stanislas Wawrinka after the Australian Open champion ousted David Ferrer 6-1 7-6 (3) on Saturday. Holder Djokovic resisted for one set before pain in his right wrist was just too much to bear for the second-seeded Serb who bowed out on the first match point after one hour 14 minutes.

Tennis: Federer beats Djokovic, faces Wawrinka in final

Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka will play the first all-Swiss final since 2000 as both won straightforward semi-finals at the Monte Carlo Masters on Saturday. Federer who has never won the trophy in the principality, beat Novak Djokovic 7-5, 6-2 as the holder suffered with a right wrist injury which limited his serving to the 150 kph range. Federer, who has lost three finals in Monte Carlo to Rafael Nadal, will be making his first title bid here since 2008.

Tennis: Impending birth could see Federer miss French Open

Former men's tennis world number one Roger Federer hinted on Wednesday the upcoming birth of another child for him and wife Mirka Vavrinec could prevent him playing in the French Open next month. While the family have kept all details of the birth a tight secret - the actual date has never been revealed - the father of four-year-old twins said his family life would take precedence over any tennis match.

Tennis: Nadal, Federer rush to victories in Monte Carlo

Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer rushed into the third round at the Monte Carlo Masters on Wednesday, with both posting quick opening victories. Top seed Nadal, champion at eight of the last nine editions, spent 72 minutes in smothering any upset hopes of Russian Teimuraz Gabashvili, who got off to a shock 3-1 lead before Spain's king of clay reeled him in for a 6-4, 6-1 success. Federer, seeded fourth at a Masters 1000 event that he has never won, delivered a 6-1, 6-2 thrashing to fellow veteran Radek Stepanek.

Tennis: Federer delivers crushing victory over Stepanek

Roger Federer delivered a 6-1, 6-2 thrashing to fellow veteran Radek Stepanek as the fourth seed powered through his opening match at the Monte Carlo Masters on Wednesday. The Swiss, who has never won the title at the seaside Monte Carlo Country Club, will next face off for a quarter-final spot on Thursday when he takes on Lukas Rosol. The Czech booked his spot over Frenchman Michael Llodra 6-4, 6-4. Federer's rout in 52 minutes was seven minutes longer than another easy victory by holder Novak Djokovic a day earlier.
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