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Post  bald eagle on Sun Jan 26, 2014 11:09 am

Congratulations to Stanislas Wawrinka on winning his first major after beating the great Rafael Nadal in the Australian Open! Great performance from him throughout the tournament!

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Post  Thomas Clarke on Sun Jan 26, 2014 11:18 am

Wawrinka is a great player to watch - stylish and has all the shots, especially that backhand.

He has been improving for quite some time and deserves his win today, though Nadal's injury obviously had a big impact.

Positioned at the very start of the season, the Australian Open is always the one most likely to throw up a surprise winner, but Wawrinka can go on from here and challenge Djokovic, Murray and (if fit) Nadal for the other major titles throughout the year.
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Post  Thomas Clarke on Sun Jan 26, 2014 10:31 pm

BBC have described Wawrinka's win as being only the 2nd grandslam won by someone other than the Big 4 since January 2005 (alongside Del Potro's 2009 US Open).

Id've put it slightly differently, referring to it as only the 3rd grandslam won by someone other than the Big 3 since January 2005.
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Post  bald eagle on Sun Jan 26, 2014 11:20 pm

Ha! Yeah that's a bit like saying Derry . Kerry have almost 40 All Ireland's between them!

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