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Wawrinka, Federer Team Up In Indian Wells

Indian Wells, U.S.A.

Federer, Wawrinka© Getty ImagesRoger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka will reunite.

Stanislas Wawrinka and Roger Federer may be slated for a quarter-final showdown at the BNP Paribas Open, but will share the same side of the net in doubles action this week in Indian Wells.

The Swiss superstars, who won Olympic gold together in 2008 at Beijing, will be teaming up for the first time since the 2012 Davis Cup World Group Playoffs and open against last week’s Dubai champions, No. 6 seeds Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi.

The winner of that match could face Novak Djokovic, who is teaming up with Filip Krajinovic. The Serbian wild cards play Ernests Gulbis and Milos Raonic in the first round.

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Wawrinka and Federer came up three points shy of the title in their one previous outing at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden, losing to Alexandr Dolgopolov and Xavier Malisse in the 2011 final.

Four other players in the Top 10 of the Emirates ATP Rankings will join the competition for the doubles crown. Juan Martin del Potro plays alongside in-form Croatian Marin Cilic, Andy Murray joins forces with 2012 Wimbledon doubles champion Jonathan Marray, while Frenchmen Richard Gasquet and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga respectively partner Jonathan Erlich and Nicolas Mahut.

Americans Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan are the top seeds and defending champions at the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournament. They play fellow Stanford alum Scott Lipsky and partner Florian Mayer of Germany in the first round.

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