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Wawrinka upset at Swiss Indoors Basel

Oct. 20, 2008 at 8:04 PM   |   Comments

BASEL, Switzerland, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Switzerland's Stanislas Wawrinka was upset Monday by German qualifier Benjamin Becker at the $1.2 million Swiss Indoors Basel.

Becker held off a pair of match points before defeating the fifth-seeded Wawrinka 3-6, 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (7-5).

Wawrinka, world No. 12, paired with countryman Roger Federer to win an Olympic doubles gold medal two months ago in Beijing.

Sixth-seeded Russian Igor Andreev and eighth-seeded American Mardy Fish avoided upsets, as Andreev beat Austrian Jurgen Melzer 7-6 (7-5), 7-5 and Fish beat Argentine Agustin Calleri 7-6 (7-5), 6-2.

Also, Spaniard Feliciano Lopez beat Swiss wild card Marco Chiudinelli 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (9-7).

This week's top seed is defending champion Federer, who captured a fifth straight U.S. Open last month for his 13th career major title. Federer begins play Tuesday against American Bobby Reynolds.

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