Surprise winner Down Under: Stanislas Wawrinka!
Wow, what a shocker at the Australian Open earlier today!
World No. 8 Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland stunned a hobbled Rafael Nadal (bad back) 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 and win his first Grand Slam championship.
Wawrinka, who beat three-time defending champ Novak Djokovic in the quarterfinals, moves up to No. 3 in the rankings.
He is only the second man since the 2005 Australian Open – a span of 36 majors – to win a Grand Slam outside of Nadal, Roger Federer, Djokovic and Andy Murray. Juan Martin del Potro captured the 2009 U.S. Open.