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The Swiss pair of Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka has been defeated in the second round of the men’s tennis doubles tournament of London Olympics by the Israeli pair of Jonathan Elrich and Andy Ram. The Swiss pair had won the gold medal in the Beijing Olympics four years ago, but, the pair hasn’t been able to repeat the same this time around. The Swiss pair, which had been given the sixth seed in the competition, lost the match by 1-6, 7-6(5), 6-3. The Israeli pair won the match in 1 hour and 39 minutes.

The Swiss pair started the match well and won the first set pretty easily in just 28 minutes. It seemed that the Swiss pair would not have to face much difficulty in going to the next round. But, Elrich and Ram had some other ideas. They gave a strong fight to the Swiss pair in the second set and the second set went into the tie breaker. The Isareli players hold their nerves in the tie breaker and played sensibly to win the second set by 7-6. In the third set, the performance of the Swiss pair was not up to the mark. The Israeli pair broke the service of Swiss team once in the third set and then held its service in the remaining games to win the third set by 6-3.

In the post match Press conference, Wawrinka said that the conditions were not easy to play tennis. There was a strong breeze going across the court and it was quite tough to play the shots. Wawrinka said that the match was pretty close. The Swiss pair needed to play well during the vital moments of the match, but, unfortunately, that didn’t happen. As per Wawrinka, had the Swiss pair created one or two more opportunities, the result of the match would have been different.

Roger Federer & Stan Wawrinka – Davis Cup – Fribourg, February 8, 2012

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Wawrinka believes Federer is the Greatest

The 17th ranked tennis player in the world Stanislas Wawrinka has stated that his fellow Swiss Roger Federer is by far the greatest ever player to have graced the tennis court and it would be very difficult for anyone to overtake the records of the classy Swiss Master. Although Wawrinka did have some decent results in the 2011 season, it was not good enough for him back home as the results were compared to the achievements of his compatriot, who according to Wawrinka, is miles ahead of everyone at the moment.

Wawrinka said that no matter where he went, his result were compared with what FedEx has achieved and that is very discomforting for the 26 year old, and has compared his situation with that of David Ferrer. According to Wawrinka, no matter what Ferrer does on court, he will still be overshadowed by the muscleman from Majorca and the same thing can be said about him as well and that is why, Stanislas Wawrinka says that he will never be given his due.

However, Wawrinka says that he has immense respect for his countryman, who has been his opponent on the court as well as his team mate in the Davis Cup and he believes that there is no model professional other than R-Fed. He said that he had the best season of his career by far in 2011 but he still had to be overshadowed by the legendary Swiss Master.

However, the best thing is that Stanislas Wawrinka does not hold any grudges against his fellow countryman and believes that he was just born in the wrong era. Wawrinka is currently gearing up for the Australian Open and a win here would take him to the top 10 of the world rankings for the first time in his career.