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Federer scoops consolation gold

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Originally published on: 26/02/10 11:58

Just two days before he loses his long-standing world number one ranking in singles, Federer and Swiss team-mate Stanislas Wawrinka triumphed in the final with a 6-3 6-4 6-7 (4/7) 6-3 victory over Sweden’s Thomas Johansson and Simon Aspelin.

A 12-time grand slam champion, Federer claimed his first doubles crown since Halle in 2005. And although his singles challenge was ended at the quarter-final stage by James Blake earlier in the week, Federer admitted Saturday’s victory will go down as one of his most memorable.

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