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Federer crushes Wawrinka in Kooyong final

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  • World number two Roger Federer cruises to victory in Kooyong Classic final
  • The Swiss defeats compatriot Stanislas Wawrinka 6-1 6-3 in just 57 minutes
  • Spaniard Fernando Verdasco beat Chilean Fernando Gonzalez to claim third
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(CNN) -- Roger Federer warmed up for the Australian Open in impressive fashion with a 6-1 6-3 thrashing of Davis Cup team-mate Stanislas Wawrinka in the AAMI Classic final at Kooyong on Saturday.

Federer overpowered fellow-Swiss Wawrinka to win the Kooyong Classic final in impressive fashion.

Federer overpowered fellow-Swiss Wawrinka to win the Kooyong Classic final in impressive fashion.

The world No.2 showed no mercy to his good friend, wrapping up the match in just 57 minutes.

Wawrinka appeared overawed by the occasion in front of a sell-out crowd as Federer broke three times in the opening set before wrapping it up in 27 minutes.

It was more of the same for the 13-time Grand Slam champion in the second set, breaking Wawrinka in the second game and quickly racing to a 3-0 lead.

The younger Swiss tried his best to claw his way back into the contest with some ferocious groundstrokes but Federer barely raised a sweat as he closed out the set and the match on his first championship point.

It was a devastating display from the former world number one ahead of the Australian Open where he will take on Italian Andreas Seppi in the first round.

"It was a wonderful preparation for all the players for the Australian Open. I don't want to get too excited about it -- but I think I played a really great match today against Stan," Federer said after collecting his trophy. "I'm happy I played my best tennis at the very end."

Federer -- who easily won all three of his matches this week -- said it was difficult to come up against his Olympic gold medal partner in the final.

"We had an incredible time at the Beijing Olympics, it meant the world to us, especially for me because it was a dream come true," Federer said.

The win was Federer's second at the eight-man invitational event after also claiming the title in 2005.

Spaniard Fernando Verdasco unleashed his trademark forehand to good effect as he defeated Chilean Fernando Gonzalez 6-4 6-3 to win the third-place playoff.

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