MELBOURNE: Switzerland's Stanislas Wawrinka defeated world number one Rafael Nadal to clinch his first Grand Slam title on Sunday in the Australian Open final at Melbourne Park, ARY News reported.
Swiss playing his first Australian open final overwhelmed Nadal by 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 in a battle of two hours and 21 minutes. Previously he had played 12 matches against Nadal, but wasn’t able to win even one.
The 28-year-old started the match dominating the Spaniard with two consecutive set victories, however Nadal showed great spirit to hit back once again from a break down in the fourth, but a forehand winner gave Wawrinka the decisive break at 5-3 and he served out the biggest win of his life with a love game.
With the victory Wawrinka becomes only the second Swiss man to win a Grand Slam singles title after 17-time champion Roger Federer.