Novak Djokovic magnanimous as 'epic' run at Australian Open ends

Djokovic has dominated recent Australian Opens, winning it four times altogether, and was on an unbeaten 25-match run at Melbourne Park before Wawrinka's stunning victory.

updated: January 21, 2014 23:35 IST
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Melbourne: Three-time defending champion Novak Djokovic was magnanimous in defeat on Tuesday as his golden run at the Australian Open was halted by Stanislas Wawrinka in a pulsating five-set quarter-final.

Wawrinka emerged from the shadow of his legendary Swiss Davis Cup team-mate Roger Federer to make his own world headlines with an upset win over six-time Slam champion Djokovic.

The Swiss eighth seed beat Djokovic 2-6, 6-4, 6-2, 3-6, 9-7 in a four-hour quarter-final on Rod Laver Arena to set up a semi-final with Czech seventh seed Tomas Berdych.

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