HEAD Pro Brings Home the Gold from Beijing
KENNELBACH, AUSTRIA — HEAD player Stanislas Wawrinka and partner Roger Federer earned an Olympic Gold Medal in men’s doubles after a 6-3, 6-4, 6-7(4), 6-3 victory over the Swedish team of Thomas Johansson and HEAD player Simon Aspelin, who took home the Silver Medal. On their way to the gold medal, Wawrinka and Federer defeated the No. 1 seeded Bryan brothers, playing for the US team, 7-6(6), 6-4.
“During the match, I just tried to be focused on the game,” said Wawrinka. “After the match, of course, for me, it’s a dream come true to win the Olympic gold medal. It’s unbelievable.”
The win rounds out a fantastic season for Wawrinka, who took home the doubles championship title from the Allianz Suisse Open in Gstaad in July and also advanced to the singles finals at Doha in December and the ATP Master Series Tournament in Rome in May.
Wawrinka is now ranked No. 10 in the South African Airways ATP ranking, rising 25 points from a ranking of No. 35 in March 2008.
HEAD NV is a leading global manufacturer and marketer of premium branded sports equipment. HEAD NV’s ordinary shares are listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange (“HEAD”).Our business is organized into four divisions: Winter Sports, Racquet Sports, Diving and Licensing. We sell products under the HEAD (tennis, squash, paddle and racquetball racquets, tennis balls, tennis footwear, badminton products, alpine skis, ski bindings and ski boots, snowboards, bindings and boots), Penn (tennis and racquetball balls), Tyrolia (ski bindings), and Mares/Dacor (diving equipment) brands. We hold leading positions in all of our product markets and our products are endorsed by some of the world’s top athletes including Richard Gasquet, Andrew Murray, Ivan Ljubicic, Marat Safin, Svetlana Kuznetsova, Patty Schnyder, Amelie Mauresmo, Hermann Maier, Bode Miller, Didier Cuche, Marco Büchel, Patrick Staudacher, Maria Riesch, Elisabeth Görgl, Sarka Zahrobska, Jon Olsson and Gianluca Genoni.
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