Wawrinka Surprised To Win Grand Slam

.Beats Nadal In Aussie Open Final –

Australian Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka said he did not believe he was good enough to win a Grand Slam.
The Swiss, 28, beat world number one Rafael Nadal 6-3, 6-2, 3-6 and 6-3 in Sunday’s final in Melbourne.
He is the first man outside the ‘big four’ of Nadal, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray to win a major since Juan Martin Del Potro in 2009.
“I never expected to win a Grand Slam because, for me, I was not good enough to beat those guys”, said Wawrinka.
It is a measure of Wawrinka’s achievement that, along with Del Potro, he is only the second man aside from the ‘big four’ to win one of the sport’s major titles since Marat Safin at the 2005 Australian Open.
“To win a Slam, to be number three [in the rankings], both for me is a big surprise”, said Wawrinka. “But I think more so to win a Slam, because in the ranking you can be number three without winning a Slam. But now both are happening, so it’s a big surprise.
“It’s an amazing feeling. I saw Roger winning so many Grand Slams in the past, so now it’s my turn to win one.
“If you look at the 10 past years, except Del Potro, it’s only the top four guys who were winning all the Grand Slams”.
Wawrinka’s success this week takes him past 17-time major winner Federer to become Swiss number one for the first time.
-Source: bbc.


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