I deserved Australian Open win, says surprise package Stanislas Wawrinka

Stanislas Wawrinka says he may have beaten an injured Rafael Nadal in the final but he deserved his Grand Slam as he had also ousted Novak Djokovic earlier.

updated: January 27, 2014 10:29 IST
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Melbourne: Stanislas Wawrinka insisted he is a deserving winner of the Australian Open after upsetting injury-hit world number one Rafael Nadal to gatecrash the established order of men's tennis.

The Swiss eighth seed was on top of Nadal from the off, eventually winning in four sets, but there will be question marks over the victory after the Spaniard was badly hampered by a back injury. (Also read: Rafael Nadal devastated after loss)

Wawrinka admitted it was a "big surprise" to win a Grand Slam title after years in the shadow of fellow Swiss Roger Federer, whom he will now pass in the rankings by rising to world number three.

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