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Federer wins in return

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Roger Federer, playing for the first time since his semifinal loss in the Australian Open, advanced Wednesday at the ABN AMRO World Tournament.

Top-seeded Verdasco upset in Romania

BUCHAREST, Romania, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Former champion David Ferrer was among Tuesday's first-round winners at the Romanian Open Tuesday but top-seeded Fernando Verdasco was upset.

Defending champ Moya opens Umag with win

UMAG, Croatia, July 20 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Carlos Moya opened with a victory Tuesday at the Croatia Open in his bid for a fourth straight and fifth overall Umag title.

Ferreira ousted at Adelaide

ADELAIDE, Australia, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Unheralded Todd Reid of Australia crushed top seeded Wayne Ferreira Wednesday, 6-0, 6-1, to advance to the second round of the $380,000 AAPT Championship.

Rain halts AAPT championship tennis play

ADELAIDE, Australia, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Two seeded players advanced Tuesday in the $380,000 AAPT Championship before rain halted play in Adelaide, Australia.

Another top seed falls in Dutch Open

AMERSFOORT, Netherlands, July 17 (UPI) -- Juan Ignacio Chela, the third seed from Argentina, fell to unseeded Spaniard Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo Thursday at the Dutch Open.
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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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