2012 YEAR IN REVIEW
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- Under radar Wawrinka happy to discuss the F-word
By Greg Stutchbury MELBOURNE (Reuters) - For someone who is the defending champion at Melbourne Park, Stan Wawrinka is remarkably upbeat about the lack of focus falling upon him. The 29-year-old Swiss advanced to the fourth round of this year's Australian Open with a comfortable 6-4 6-2 6-4 win over Finland's Jarkko Nieminen on Saturday and what most people wanted to ask him was 'what about Federer?' "Go for it. Roger?," a grinning Wawrinka said in his post-match media conference when one journalist broached the F-word. Wawrinka had watched most of Federer's match against the 46th-ranked Andreas Seppi on Friday and like virtually everyone else in the tennis world had been surprised at his shock loss.