Melbourne: A devastated Rafael Nadal wiped away tears on Sunday as he said a sudden back problem made it "impossible" to win the Australian Open final, after his latest injury nightmare at Melbourne Park.
The top seed was denied a 14th Grand Slam title by in-form Swiss star Stanislas Wawrinka, who was crowned champion with a 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 victory. (Read)
Nadal, who was still distraught and fighting back tears as his press conference started, said he first felt a twinge during the warm-up, and the problem gradually got worse. (Highlights)