A New Swiss Champion Arises; Wawrinka defeats Nadal in Austrailan Open Title
Switerzland's Stanislas Wawrinka defeated Rafael Nadal, who was playing with a back injury, to win his first Grand Slam Title in the Australian Open final. The second Swiss man to win a Grand Slam singles title, only after 17-time champion Roger Federer, withstood fierce competition from the world number one to come through 6-3 6-2 3-6 6-3. The 28-year-old is also the first man outside of the 'big four' of Nadal, Federer, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray to win a Grand Slam since 2009. Both players put forth big efforts. Even with his injury, Nadal made a surprising recovery in the third set and when many expected him to walk off the court he stayed resilient and showed spirit in finishing the fourth. Wawrinka also brought forth an amazing performance with fiery backhand returns and a brilliant forehand into the corner to break for 5-3 before racing through the final game.
By Jordan Moses
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