Stanislas Wawrinka elated after beating Novak Djokovic in Australian Open

Switzerland's Stanislas Wawrinka has said that he was very happy after finally beating defending champion Novak Djokovic at the Australian Open in a five-set match on Tuesday after last year's epic fourth-round encounter, where he lost.

updated: January 21, 2014 21:33 IST
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Melbourne: Switzerland's Stanislas Wawrinka stunned three-time defending champion Novak Djokovic at the Australian Open on Tuesday in a huge shock which threw the men's competition into flux.

The eighth seed triumphed after a pulsating five-set quarter-final which ran for exactly four hours and finished 2-6, 6-4, 6-2, 3-6, 9-7 when Djokovic volleyed out on the first match point.

It was a personal triumph for Wawrinka, 28, who took Djokovic the distance in last year's fourth round and was also denied by the Serb in another five-setter at the US Open.

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