I seem to remember a lot of help from Stan in Beijing! Doubt Fed would have been able to win playing with anyone else.
There was a lot of help from Stan but not according to Fed. This was a question he answered at the US Open 08 about the gold medal.http://www.asapsports.com/show_interview.php?id=51909
Q. The two matches you've had this week have been some of your more comfortable wins over the summer. Winning the gold medal in Beijing in the doubles, even though it's a different discipline, is that confidence you've been able to take into your singles game moving forward?
ROGER FEDERER: Well, maybe wasn't confidence. It was fun. It was good for -- it inspired me. It was an unbelievable couple of weeks for me, and I left it with good spirits instead of leaving, you know, on a quarterfinals that I lost.
So from that perspective it helped. I really thought I played, you know, great in doubles throughout the tournament. I really carried Stan through a few matches, you know, and then after that he really started to play well.
I was just happy that I was finally playing good doubles again, because I never really did that well anymore in doubles, which was really disappointing for me.