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MELBOURNE, Jan 26 (Reuters) - Stanislas Wawrinka staged the biggest upset in a grand slam final for nearly half a decade when he put down a wounded Rafa Nadal 6-3 6-2 3-6 6-3 in a surreal Australian Open final to win his maiden major title on Sunday.
MELBOURNE, Jan 26 (Reuters) - For the third time in five years, Rafa Nadal's Australian Open title hopes were ended by injury as he was beaten by Switzerland's Stanislas Wawrinka in the final on Sunday.
MELBOURNE, Jan 26 (Reuters) - List of Australian Open men's singles champions since the event began in 1905 (Australian unless stated): 2014 Stanislas Wawrinka (Switzerland) bt Rafa Nadal (Spain) 6-3 6-2 3-6 6-3 2013 Novak Djokovic (Serbia) bt Andy Murray (Britain) 6-7 7-6 6-3 6-2 2012 Novak Djokovic (Serbia) bt Rafa Nadal (Spain) 5-7 6-4 6-2 6-7 7-5 2011 Novak Djokovic (Serbia) bt Andy Murray (Britain) 6-4 6-2 6-3 2010 Roger Federer (Switzerland) bt Andy Murray (Britain)6-3 6-4 7-6 2009
MELBOURNE, Jan 26 (Reuters) - Canada's Daniel Nestor has targeted a mixed doubles grand slam in 2014 after pairing up with Frenchwoman Kristina Mladenovic to beat Sania Mirza and Horia Tecau and win the Australian Open title on Sunday.
MELBOURNE, Jan 25 (Reuters) - "Best speech ever" was the universal verdict to Li Na's unscripted thanks at the trophy ceremony after she erased two near-misses at Melbourne Park with a joyous victory in her third Australian Open final on Saturday.
MADRID, Jan 25 (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal's uncle and coach Toni has reacted to the world number one's recent problems with time penalties by suggesting some chair umpires do not understand tennis because they have not played professionally.
MELBOURNE, Jan 25 (Reuters) - China's Li Na banished the ghosts of two Australian Open final defeats by overpowering Dominika Cibulkova on Saturday to win her second major title and give the grand slam of the Asia-Pacific its first Asian singles champion.
Jan 25 (Infostrada Sports) - Result from the Australian Open Men's Doubles Final on Saturday 14-Lukasz Kubot/Robert Lindstedt (Poland/Sweden) beat Eric Butorac/Raven Klaasen (United States/South Africa) 6-3 6-3
MELBOURNE, Jan 25 (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal has the opportunity to add another chapter to his storied career, and intensify an already robust debate, should he beat Stanislas Wawrinka in Sunday's Australian Open final.