Australian Open: Novak Djokovic ready to wage war against Stanislas Wawrinka

Novak Djokovic holds a 15-2 record over Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka but the Serbian was pushed hard when the two met in last year's major.

updated: January 20, 2014 10:24 IST
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Melbourne: Defending champion Novak Djokovic said he's ready to go the distance with in-form Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka as they braced for another titanic five-setter at the Australian Open.

The six-time major-winner is the title favourite in Melbourne but even though he holds a 15-2 record over Wawrinka, he was taken to the limit twice by him in last year's majors.

A year ago in Melbourne, Djokovic was close to being eliminated in the fourth round before prevailing 12-10 in the fifth set. At the US Open, he won their semi-final 6-4 in the fifth.

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