Stan Wawrinka's crowning moment
Swiss star defied the gravity of history with win over Rafael Nadal in Australia
When does history mean nothing? How do you find hope where none should exist? Where, ultimately, does belief come from?
Walking onto the court at Rod Laver Arena on Sunday evening in Melbourne, Stanislas Wawrinka was confronted by these eternal questions. Few suspected he would have the answers.
The 28-year-old Swiss player came into this Australian Open final with a 0-12 record against Rafael Nadal, having lost all 26 of their sets. Nadal had never defeated another player more times ...
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2014 Australian Open
Stanislas Wawrinka defied the gravity of history with his win over Rafael Nadal in the Australian Open final. Greg Garber »