Swiss press hails Stanislas Wawrinka's 'impossible exploit'

A Zurich daily said that anyone who would have said 13 months ago that Stanislas Wawrinka would shortly win a Grand Slam title, would probably have been classified as insane.

updated: January 27, 2014 19:24 IST
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Lausanne, Switzerland: The Swiss press on Monday hailed the "impossible exploit" of newly-crowned Australian Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka, who has finally come out of the shadows of more illustrious compatriot Roger Federer.

The Swiss, who also upset three-time defending champion Novak Djokovic in the quarter-finals, capped a magnificent fortnight in Melbourne with his 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 win over Rafael Nadal for his first major title.

"Giant," headlined Le Matin, including a signed poster of the player inside a 14-page spread dedicated to the "triumph" of the native of Saint-Barthelemy, a village which was renamed "Stan-Barthelemy" by its mayor on Sunday.

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