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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.

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: Federer battles back to reach Monte Carlo semis

Roger Federer battled back from a set down to beat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 2-6, 7-6 (8/6), 6-1 and reach the Monte Carlo Masters semi-finals on Friday. Federer will face either defending champion Novak Djokovic or Guillermo Garcia-Lopez for a place in the final. dj/nr

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: 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. Federer's rout in 52 minutes was seven minutes longer than another easy victory by holder Novak Djokovic a day earlier. "I was able to get a lot of returns back into play," said Federer. "On clay, when you have the upper hand from the baseline, it's kind of hard to get out of it.

Tennis: Double duty for Federer, Wawrinka in Davis Cup

Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka will compete in both singles and doubles for Switzerland in the Davis Cup World Group quarter-final clash against Kazakhstan in Geneva this weekend. World number three Wawrinka will open against 64th-ranked Andrey Golubev while Federer, ranked fourth in the world, will then take on 56th-ranked Mikhaïl Kukushkin. The Swiss pair, winners of the Olympic doubles title in 2008, will then team up on Saturday for the doubles rubbler against Aleksandr Nedovyesov and Evgeny Korolev.
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