Wawrinka wins! – Stanislas Wawrinka savors the moment of victory in Melbourne after recording a dramatic victory over world no. 1 Rafael Nadal in 2014.
Nadal eyes 14th slam title – Rafael Nadal had been looking to equal Pete Sampras' haul of 14 major titles in Melbourne. Almost everyone expected him to do it, but it was Wawrinka who looked the sharper player in the opening exchanges.
Wawrinka up a break – Soon Wawrinka was edging ahead, breaking Nadal's serve in the fourth game.
Wawrinka in control – With a break secured, Wawrinka went on to assume full control of the first set eventually winning it 6-3.
Nadal stretched to the limit – Nadal received a time violation warning from umpire Carlos Ramos early on in the second set. Soon after, Nadal was clutching his back and calling for the trainer.
Medical timeout – The trainer arrived with Wawrinka up 1-2 in the second. Soon Nadal was heading off court for a medical timeout.
Emotions overflow – When he returned, Nadal was moving around so gingerly that it looked almost certain that he was going to retire. His frustrations evident to all.
Down and out? – Nadal continued to receive treatment at changeover of ends as Wawrinka coasted to a two-set lead.
At full stretch – Most of the crowd were expecting Nadal to crumble completely or concede in the third, but slowly his movements became more fluid. Suddenly he was 3-0 up.