In the build-up to the final, all the talk had been of Nadal and his chase to equal Roger Federer’s record of 17 major titles. This was meant to be Rafa’s final to lose. Then he lost.
In usurping Roger Federer as Switzerland’s top-ranked player, Stanislas Wawrinka will have a target on his back after winning his maiden major in Melbourne.
Stanislas Wawrinka has spent a career being a bit-part player in the majors, but on Sunday night, the Swiss muscled in on territory he never dreamed of.
From the hustle and bustle of the first day of the tournament to the silence at the end of the last; take a trip through the inner corridors of Melbourne Park as the Australian Open comes and goes.
With Stanislas Wawrinka becoming the first man to beat the two top-seeded men in a major in 21 years by winning the Australian Open, there are signs that the ‘Big Four’ may not have it all their own way in 2014.
Li Na's victory at Australian Open 2014 highlights the massive changes in her game and life since her French Open win in 2011.
With his stellar form and a favourable draw at Melbourne Park this year, it seems the stars have aligned for another Rafael Nadal victory at the Australian Open.
We've heard some humorous quips from a few of the men at Australian Open 2014 - here are a few of the best.
Under coach Magnus Norman, Stanislas Wawrinka is reaching new heights, including his maiden Grand Slam tournament final tonight. Can the Swede give the Swiss the ingredients for success?