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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.

FILE UNDER: Tennis

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3 Remarks

  1. SO happy to see Stanislas beat Nadal for his first major. He’s been knocking on the door for a while.

  2. They say it has been almost 120 degrees there everyday which means 20 or 30 degrees more on the court. They weren’t even allowed to play for a few days.

  3. Way to go Stan the man, and, thanks :)

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