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Massu, Almagro post Auckland upsets

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Nicolas Massu and Nicolas Almagro posted upsets of seeded players Wednesday in first-round play of the rain-delayed Heineken Open in New Zealand. The tournament, washed out Tuesday and affected by rain delays Wednesday, completed first-round play with Mas

Davydenko, Ljubicic win Doha first rounds

DOHA, Qatar, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Tournament top seeds Nikolay Davydenko and Ivan Ljubicic claimed first-round victories Tuesday in the Qatar Open tennis tournament. Davydenko, the No. 1 seed from Russia, stopped Korean Lee Hyung-taik, 7-5, 6-4 and Ljubicic, who has been the runner-up in

Federer makes Basel final

BASEL, Switzerland, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- No. 1 seed Roger Federer Saturday qualified for the title match of the Swiss Indoors tennis tournament in his hometown of Basel.

Federer in the semifinals in Basel

BASEL, Switzerland, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Top seed Roger Federer, a native of Switzerland, Friday advanced to the semifinals at the men's Swiss Indoors tennis tournament in Basel.

Federer rolls on at Basel

BASEL, Switzerland, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- No. 1 seed Roger Federer Thursday won his second-round match at the Swiss Indoors tennis tournament in Basel, Switzerland.

Nalbandian leads winners at Basel

BASEL, Switzerland, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- David Nalbandian of Argentina and Chile's Fernando Gonzalez Wednesday won their first round matches at the Swiss Indoors tennis tournament in Basel.

Ljubicic, Roddick advance to Vienna semis

VIENNA, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Ivan Ljubicic and Andy Roddick Friday both won their quarterfinal matches at the BA-CA Tennis Trophy tennis tournament in Vienna, Austria. Croatia's Ljubicic, the top seed and defending champion, easily beat unseeded Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland, 6-3

Nalbandian leads winners at Vienna

VIENNA, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Argentina's David Nalbandian Thursday advanced to the third round of the BA-CA Tennis Trophy tournament in Vienna, Austria.

Gonzalez moves into second round in Vienna

VIENNA, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Fifth-seeded Chilean Fernando Gonzalez was among Monday's first-round winners at the BA-CA Tennis Trophy tournament in Vienna.

Federer, Nadal advance at U.S. Open

FLUSHING MEADOWS, N.Y., Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Top seed Roger Federer and second-seeded Rafael Nadal won their matches Sunday at the U.S. Open in Flushing Meadows, N.Y.

Nadal, Roddick advance at Cincinnati

MASON, Ohio, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Rafael Nadal and Andy Roddick Thursday won their third-round matches at the Western & Southern Financial Group Masters in Mason, Ohio, a Cincinnati suburb.

Djokovic, Wawrinka reach Croatia final

UMAG, Croatia, July 29 (UPI) -- Serb Novak Djokovic had to play four sets Saturday in the rain-delayed Croatia Open before joining Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka for Sunday's final.

Moya advances to Umag semifinals

UMAG, Croatia, July 28 (UPI) -- Four-time champion Carlos Moya was among Friday's quarterfinal winners at the Croatia Open Tennis Tournament in Umag.

Djokovic rolls on at the Croatia Open

UMAG, Croatia, July 27 (UPI) -- Novak Djokovic of Yugoslavia and Spain's Carlos Moya were among Thursday's second-round winners at the Croatia Open Tennis Tournament in Umag.

Volandri leads the winners at Umag

UMAG, Croatia, July 26 (UPI) -- Two-time runner-up Filippo Volandri of Italy was among Wednesday's second-round winners at the Croatia Open Tennis Tournament in Umag.
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Stanislas Wawrinka
Andy Murray hits a forehand in his match against Stanislas Wawrinka on day eight at the U.S. Open Tennis Championships at the U.S. National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, New York on September 1, 2008. Murray defeated Wawrinka 6-1 6-3 6-3. (UPI Photo/John Angelillo)
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Infobox last updated on: 20 April 2009.

Stanislas Wawrinka (born 28 March 1985 in Lausanne) is a Swiss male tennis player. He is currently ranked World No. 13. His career high is #9, achieved on 9 June 2008. He considers clay his best surface and the backhand his best shot. He won the gold medal for Switzerland in the men's doubles event at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, partnering Roger Federer. As "golden team FedRinka" they were also honoured with the 2008 Swiss Team of the Year Award.

Wawrinka stopped attending regular schooling at age 15 to focus full-time on tennis. However, he continued his schooling by distance education with French organization CNED, which offered him greater flexibility with studying times.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Stanislas Wawrinka."
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