Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Federer and Wawrinka lose in Olympic doubles

Federer and Wawrinka lose in Olympic doubles

Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka lost to Jonathan Erlich and Andy Ram 1-6, 7-6 (5), 6-3 in the second round of the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

"I thought we played an excellent first set. Conditions were tough. They were breezy, a lot of shadow on the courts. But that didn't disrupt our great playing," said Federer.

"It was a pity we couldn't create a few more, maybe, opportunities throughout the second set. But obviously they found a bit of a way to get back into the match," he said. "They definitely played better once sort of the shadow went, all the flags, all the spectator shadows were gone. It was more clean tennis."

Wawrinka said: "One or two points can change the match, especially on grass courts."

Ram and Erlich will next face Bryan brothers in the quarterfinals.

"It's not that we play him (Federer) every day," Ram said.
"In the beginning, we were very nervous. You could see it on the court," he said. "When we sit and we talked, we just tried not to do as many mistakes as we did in the first set, and we managed to do so."

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