Australian Open: Stanislas Wawrinka beats Tomas Berdych, reaches maiden Grand Slam final

Stanislas Wawrinka, who won the semi-final 6-3, 7-6 (1), 6-7 (3), 7-6 (4), will meet the winner of Friday's semifinal between Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, the 33rd installment of their rivalry and the first at a Grand Slam since Nadal beat Federer in the Australian Open semifinals in 2012.

updated: January 23, 2014 19:28 IST
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Stanislas Wawrinka backed up his upset of four-time champion Novak Djokovic by reaching his first Grand Slam final with a 6-3, 7-6 (1), 6-7 (3), 7-6 (4) win over Tomas Berdych in the Australian Open semifinals on Thursday. (Match highlights)

Wawrinka ended a 14-match losing streak against Djokovic with a dramatic five-set win in the quarterfinals, then followed that with a dominating performance against Berdych, the 2010 Wimbledon finalist. (Read: Stanimal! Switzerland's working-class tennis hero)

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